Sunday, May 01, 2005

Laura Bush: What a joker

Originally uploaded by punditreview.

Laura Bush stole the show Saturday evening at the annual White House Correspondence Dinner.

There are three things I enjoy about this event. First, it gives the press a chance to take themselves slightly less seriously, if only for an hour or two.

Second, it is an occassion where the president gets to show his sense of humor.

Finally, there is a guest comedian. This is always interesting to see how they handle the situation. It can go really, really bad. Don Imus bad. Or it can be pretty damn funny as it was this year with Cedric the Entertainer. He did a good job and kept it short. I was impressed.