Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Breaking bread on truce night among enemies who really love one another.
Desiree Fairooz and Medea Benjamin welcoming guests at last Saturday's
annual White House Correpondent's Dinner. Make no mistake about it,
Medea and Desiree have more balls than 98% of the rest of the nation.
(Video courtesy of Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now!")
I enjoyed watching the video of Wanda Sykes toasting/roasting attendees at last Saturday's Annual White House Correspondent's Dinner. That's the yearly dinner affair where conservative, middle of the road democrats and right wing extremist republicans take off the gloves for one night -- as only real political allies pretending to hate each other's guts the other 364 days of the year can do -- as they share a black tie dinner with a few good laughs at the expense of each other's ideologies (as entertainment no doubt for us, the country's rabble). I'll admit, I was amused. (It keeps the nation's mobs distracted, don't you know?)
This year's humor was served up by comedian Sykes, the evening's featured guest. Afterward, I found it amusing that MSNBC commentator, Keith Olbermann, thought that Sykes, "regrettably, a well seasoned pro went well beyond the line" in expressing her wish the kidneys of hot air bag Rush Limbaugh would fail. It was simply her response to mutinous Limbaugh's wish Obama's administration, hence, the nation, fail miserably.
But most amusing to me, however, was how Keith Olbermann dispensed his morality on the evening after breaking bread and sharing laughs this night with an international war criminal -- former secretary of state, Don Rumsfeld. In this country, irony knows no bounds obviously.