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Politicians Roast Obama Behind His Back at Gridiron Dinner

VIP politicians and journalists got together to poke fun at President Obama behind his back last Saturday, at the annual Gridiron Dinner. But it's not like the Prez wasn't invited! Obama was the first president in decades to skip the Gridiron Club dinner during his first year in office. He opted instead for a quiet trip to Camp David with his family.

Here are some highlights from the "off the record" fun:

  • Joe Biden: Axelrod really wanted me to do this on teleprompter —but I told him I'm much better when I wing it. I know these evenings run long, so I'm going to be brief. Talk about the audacity of hope. President Obama does send his greetings, though. He can't be here tonight — because he's busy getting ready for Easter. He thinks it's about him.
  • Biden: Now let's see: we have a Republican speaker who was born in Austria, and tonight's Democratic speaker was born in Canada. Folks, this is Lou Dobbs' worst nightmare.
  • Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm: (Sarah Palin) really set back the cause of hot governors. You know where I'm coming from, Ed Rendell.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: You (the media) did such lovely work for (Obama). You put your lives on hold to put him in the White House. Now you get all dressed up, the champagne's on ice, and you find out he's just not that into you.
  • Do you think Obama regrets staying home?


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