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Obama Jokes About Cheney, Clinton, And Wife Michelle’s Gun Show Arms At White House Correspondent Dinner


President Barack Obama pulls a few comic punches during the annual White House Corresondent dinner on Saturday and takes some playful jabs at Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton, White House Chief of Staff, Rohm Emanuel, former Vice-President Dick Cheney and even his wife First Lady Michelle Obama.

Obama remarked on Cheney, who wasn’t in attendance, “He is very busy working on his memoirs, tentatively titled, ‘How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People.”

Poking fun at the change in his relationship with former rival and now Secretary of State Clinton, he joked, “the minute she got back from Mexico, she pulled me into a hug and said I should go down there myself.”

He made light of Chief of Staff Emanuel’s penchant for harsh language saying, “[Mother’s Day] is a tough holiday for Rahm Emanuel because he’s not used to saying the word ‘day’ after ‘mother.”

Obama proved no one was safe from his comedy by making jokes about daughters Malia and Sasha and his wife’s notorious arms. “She has helped to bridge the differences that have divided us for so long because no matter which party you belong to, we can all agree that Michelle has the right to bear arms.” Obama joked.

The $200 per plate dinner held at the Washington Hilton Hotel was attended by Hollywood personalities including Tom Cruise, and Demi Moore, as well as politicians and journalists.


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