5 funniest jokes by President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
1. “My mother was born in Kansas, my father was born in Kenya, and I was born, of course, in Hawaii,” he said — with a wink.
2. “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”
3. On Harvard degrees and Mitt Romney: “I have one, he has two. What a snob.”
4. “As my stepfather always told me, ‘It’s a boy-eat-dog world out there.’”
5. “I have a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.”
Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2012
While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization.
“What is with the marijuana crackdown? Seriously, what is the concern? We will deplete the nation’s Funyun supply?” Kimmel said. “Pot smokers vote too. Sometimes a week after the election, but they vote.”
Kimmel then posed a challenge to the crowd, which was made up of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and George Clooney.
“I would like everyone in this room to raise your hand if you’ve never smoked pot,” Kimmel said.
Few hands went up.
Noting the crowd’s reaction, Kimmel addressed Obama directly.
“Marijuana is something that real people care about,” Kimmel said.
Obama, who recently said he doesn’t “mind a debate” about drug legalization, has increased the crackdown on medical marijuana producers across the nation, including a recent high-profile raid on a California training school. He addressed the crackdown and attempted to clarify his 2008 comments that he was “not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws [on medical marijuana]” in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
Obama’s face last night at the Correspondents dinner when a joke was made about Bin Laden. This is what Obama looked like experiencing the greatest feeling of victory in human history.
Famous friends: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and actress Eva Longoria
Getting political: George Clooney speaks with Chris Wallace of Fox News as they attend the White House Correspondents Association Dinner
Blonde ambition: Sen John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain
Kardashian klan: Kim Kardashian, left, and her mother Kris Jenner sit at their table during dinner; the President made several cracks at Kardashian
Dazzling: First lady Michelle Obama was beaming at the dinner in a modified version of Naeem Khans strapless paisley organza ball gown from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection, while host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looked a little more sombre.