Obama Kills… at the Correspondents’ Dinner

A little over a week ago President Obama absolutely wiped the floor with the celebrities and media pesonalities gathered for the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, a story that got buried after Osama bin Laden got buried – well shot in the head and buried at sea. The day before, armed with media props and a cool demeanour the Decider in Chief bitch slapped Fox News, Donald Trump, Matt Damon, Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, just to name a few. He was also self-effacing, and managed to stay cool as Seth Meyers cracked jokes about Osama bin Laden and his whereabouts. All in all a strong performance, but before I ruin any of the jokes I’ll let the President himself deepen those laugh lines.

Fortunately the President’s speech had a lot of Hollywood tie-ins (King’s Speech, The Lion King, Matt Damon, etc.), otherwise this wouldn’t be the appropriate forum – well, I probably would have written about it anyways. But really, although we like to scoff at the vocal and politically engaged Hollywood elite, Matt Damon does, in my opinion, have a reason to be disappointed. If for no other reason than for his handling of Wall Street, namely reform without teeth or meaning, and continuing the the revolving door policy. For instance, despite being at the center of almost every major American economic meltdown, there’s no SEAL team descending on the headquarters of Goldman Sachs. Indeed CEO and chairman Lloyd Blankfein is doing God’s work. William D. Cohan, author of Money and Power, said it’s a wonder people didn’t rise up – Matt Damon did, and I respect that. My two cents on politics. King’s Speech was a good movie, by the way – this is a movie blog after all.

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  1. Jerry

     /  May 17, 2011

    Obama pwned it.


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