BHO: Thinking better of those “hilarious” jokes

Although President Barack H. Obama appeared to think Wanda Sykes’ comedy routine at Saturday night’s Correspondents’ Association dinner was a riot, the administration is doing a Monday-rethinking two step.  White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs was less than enthusiastic in the harsh reality of the wet-finger-to-the-wind gauge they have perfected.

Sykes went after radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh for saying he wants Obama’s policies, which he views as detrimental to the country,  to fail, comparing Limbaugh to al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. She suggested Obama might want to look into the matter “because I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker —  but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight”  Sykes then announced “Rush Limbaugh hopes the country fails? I hope his kidneys fail, how ’bout that?”

A real knee slapper.

Today Gibbs backtracked saying the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is a topic “better left for serious reflection than comedy.”

And the President?  What does Barack H. Obama think?  Read what Toby Harnden of the London Telegraph, who attended the dinner, has to say.


2 Responses to BHO: Thinking better of those “hilarious” jokes

  1. SherriAZ says:

    More and more it appears that free speech only applies to liberal Democrats. Conservatives are being misquoted deliberately. Rush Limbaugh was very clear that he wanted socialist programs to fail, not the U.S. Where were the jokes about the kool aid drinkers who expect B.O. to pay their mortgages, put gas into their cars and make sure they live happily ever after? If that isn’t fodder for comedy, I don’t know what is.

  2. Joe Evans says:

    Sykes was (and is) crude and rude. And Obama laughed uproariously at her pathetic attempts at humor. It was an embarrassing display on both of their parts.

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