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May 10, 2009

White House Correspondents Dinner: Self-Deprecation In The Normal Range

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‘09

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‘08

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‘06

Try as he might, “44″ just can’t match “43″ for ludicrousness (inside or outside a sketch).

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Note: ‘07 dinner (with comedian Rich Little) was fairly low key due to the recent Virginia Tech shooting.

(image 1: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters. caption: An image of US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office with a pirate is seen on a large screen while Obama tells a joke during the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner on May 9, 2009 at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington. image 2: Doug Mills, New York Times. caption: President Bush conducts the Marine Corps band at the 2008 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. image 3: caption Haraz N. Ghanbari/A.P.: President Bush, left, stands on a chair next to David J. Rivelli, one of two recipients of the Deborah Orin Scholarship, during the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association, Saturday, April 26, 2008, in Washington. When Rivelli was taking his picture with Bush, Bush quickly noticed how much taller Rivelli was and decided to gain a foot or two by standing on the chair.image 4: Roger L. Wollenberg/Pool. from: A New Set of Bush Twins Appear at Annual Correspondents’ Dinner (NYT)

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