Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Uhm, No. Not Funny at All.

Let me start this by saying that I am a major supporter of President Obama. Of course, I recognize that he's human, and he's going to make mistakes. But sometimes, even in times when he's expected to be funny and poke fun at people and situations such as last week's White House Correspondent's Dinner, he's going to fall a tad short of expectations.

Like this mock photo op, where he tied in his offer to meet with some of our less pleasant global neighbors, his receiving of a book from Hugo Chavez of Venezuela (in this case it was Peter Pan), and the pirate crisis off the coast of Somalia.

They went with speechwriter Cody Keenan to dress up as - who? Captain Hook? - the pirate in question. Are you telling me, though, that with the economy just now starting to climb out of the abyss that there wasn't one unemployed actor who could have done the job? What about all the pirate enthusiasts who dress up for festivals all over the country during this time of year? Surely someone other than a White house staffer was available!

Alas, the parrot was fake, too!

Here's the article. I got nothing.


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