President Obama played comedian-in-chief Saturday night, taunting Republicans, the media and members of his own administration in an appearance at the annual Gridiron Club dinner here.
In an evening of speeches and far-off-Broadway musical numbers and costumes—sample: a Jeb Bush impersonator singing “Hello Fadduh, hello Muddah. Can’t the voters, forget my bruddah?”—Obama brought down the room several times. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also spoke, representing Republicans, as did Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, representing Democrats.
Here, in one attendee’s assessment, are the six best jokes in the night’s speeches:
1. “If I did not love America, I wouldn’t have moved here from Kenya.” –Obama, on Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he doesn’t “love America”
2. “That’s gravity for you, or as Scott Walker calls it, ‘the theory of gravity.'” –McAuliffe on his own recent fall from a horse, referencing Walker’s refusal to say if he believed in evolution
3. “Just a few…
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