President Obama @ the WH Correspondent's dinner: "What's the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? A pit bull tastes delicious."—
Colin Campbell (@MrColinCampbell) April 29, 2012
We gave you a preview earlier Saturday of the annual Tiger Beat Banquet known in Washington as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Well, tonight, President Obama turned up with all the other left-wing celebrities to deliver the obligatory Nerd Prom joke monologue — and there was mixed reaction to his attempt at self-deprecating, dog-eating humor.
Sprinkled liberally with a Sarah Palin swipe (of course) and…soy sauce.
In case you missed it, here’s the C-SPAN clip of Obama’s performance (dog joke at 8:41):
'Jim' 'Treacher' (@jtLOL) April 29, 2012
The critics (including some clueless Twitter users who missed out on #obamaeatsdogs news) weigh in on the dog joke:
Obama's pit bull joke did not seem to go over very well.—
(@toddstarnes) April 29, 2012
Obama bombed with the pit bull joke..—
TayupeinNY (@tayupe) April 29, 2012
Oh my, Mrs. Obama didn't like the pit bull / Palin Jab.—
Jessica Perez (@special1candy) April 29, 2012
And more responses to the WHCD spectacle in general:
Pres Obama was the main event. Surprisingly, Kimmel bombed. Just didn't flow. He rushed it, and more focused on offending than being funny.—
S. Maxx Mahaffey (@smaxxmahaffey) April 29, 2012
Want a real belly laugh? Check out the “golfer-in-chief” video in case you missed it. Snort.