I gotta wonder about the WHCD…

…would I have the same mild eye-rolling disapproval for it if RedState got a table at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner every year?  Theoretically, it would be simply enough for my primary site to get press pool credentials and attend, except of course that we’ve found that we don’t really need what the Obama administration laughably chooses to call ‘access’ to go about our daily business. Then again, the WHCD isn’t really about the White House press corps, at this point.


This is a weird town.

Thought inspired by Hot Air.

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I think that Barack Obama may skip this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

I dunno why, and I fully admit that I could be wrong; but I just read this, and something clicked. It just sounds… plausible, somehow.




Buzzfeed’s taking @josecanseco to #NERDPROM.

Alas, doesn’t quite scan: still, Buzzfeed asked… oh, let Fishbowl DC tell the story:

Last night just before the clock struck midnight, BuzzFeed had an important flash of thought — why not ask José Canseco, a former Major League Baseball outfielder who partakes in some of the funniest online meltdowns, to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Not to be forgotten was this R.I.P. love note to the very much alive Al Gore: “al gore was a head of his time .i miss him rest in peace buddy hug for u”



No way the DC Press Corps gives up #nerdprom.




…here is an immodest proposal for [Fox News' Ed] Henry and other members offended by the administration’s treatment: Boycott the annual dinner. It is the most (and only) high-profile night of the year for the WHCA, so the gesture would undoubtedly get attention.

Not that I’m bitter about the fact that I never get an invite to these things anyway. Actually, no, I really am not bitter. I’m a propagandist, ideologue, and polemicist… well, yes, so is the average member of the DC Press corps, but I also cop to it in public, which is a distinct no-no.  So, no invite for me…

Moe Lane



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#rsrh Trump vs. Obama at #nerdprom !

…Nah, still not worth watching the entire White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but Allahpundit has an open thread up on it over at Hot Air.  If you must have the live feed, it’s here.

I figure that if there’s any sparks, fireworks, or kanly duels tonight it’ll end up on YouTube anyway.

Moe Lane

[UPDATE]: OK, one short observation about the live feed (I had to make sure that it worked): dag, but that is one whitebread crow… Hey!  I know that guy!


Dammit, this is how they suck you in.

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#rsrh Jonas Brothers/Obama showdown!

Yeah. Actually… yeah. I could see where this might be seen as being a bit much.

Obama’s writers may have thought their quip about the Jonas Brothers during White House Correspondents’ Association dinner was a nod to the boy band and their star power, but the brothers saw it as a jab.

Nick and Joe Jonas were spotted sulking in the corner at the Bloomberg/Vanity Fair after-party when Yeas & Nays asked what they thought of the joke.

“We’re not that old,” Nick Jonas told Yeas.

“Seriously, we’re not pedophiles,” Joe jumped in.

That being said – and it also being said that, yeah, the President needs to start learning how to laugh at himself* – we are talking about the Jonas Brothers, here. Considering that their mission statement is “Be heartthrobs to America’s tweens…” well, my sympathies are muted.

Moe Lane

*Because he’d be better off doing it himself, rather than having us do it for him.


Gibbs expresses ‘displeasure’ with Sykes*.

Via Jake Tapper. Needless to say, he didn’t bother explaining why his boss expresses displeasure via laughter:

But that’s typical for this administration.

Moe Lane

*Apropos of nothing: remember Alien Nation?
Remember the joke about what ‘Sykes’ means in Newcomer?
Curiously… apropos, don’t you think?

Crossposted to RedState.

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