Last weekend, the annual White House Correspondents Dinner was held in D.C. For those of you who don’t know, this is an opportunity for the president and comedians to make fun of themselves and headline-grabbing stories. So here is Obama playing the comedian, followed by a (less funny) performance by Jay Leno. With this overview of the last year in news, you’ll be able to pretend to your friends you were paying attention all along.
Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on October 13, 2006:
A cubic zirconium to Sen. Barack Obama, who spoke to a filled-to-capacity Salomon last night. We appreciate his delivering a heartfelt speech after sitting in four hours of I-95 rush-hour traffic, but if you’re going to show up late, you should at least quote Abraham Lincoln correctly — we’re pretty sure a house divided can fall just fine.