President Obama didn't pass up a chance to take some jabs at the Republicans among others during this year's White House Correspondents Dinner, and I think he may have upstaged the featured comedian this year, Jimmy Kimmel.
Here are some of the better lines from the first clip:
We gather during a historic anniversary. Last year at this time, in fact on this very weekend, we finally delivered justice to one of the world’s most notorious individuals.
Cue to a picture of "the Donald" who was the butt of the jokes during last year's dinner.
This year, we gather in the midst of a heated election season and Axelrod tells me I should never miss a chance to reintroduce myself to the American people. Tonight, this is how I'd like to begin. My name is Barack Obama. My mother was born in Kansas. My father was born in Kenya and I was born of course in Hawaii.
Followed by a wink that even had Newt Gingrich laughing.
Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won't stop drunk-texting me from Cartegana.
Anyway it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificant Hilton ballroom, or what Mitt Romney would call, a little fixer-upper.
Jimmy got his start years ago on The Man Show. In Washginton, that's what we call a Congressional hearing on contraception.
Even Sarah Palin's getting back into the game, guest hosting on The Today Show, which reminds me of an old saying, what's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious.
Here's part two and some quotes from that clip are below the fold.
Now, I know a lot of you are expecting me to go after my likely opponent, Newt Gingrich. Newt, there's still time man!
I'm not going to attack any of the Republican candidates. Take Mitt Romney, he and I actually have a lot in common. We both think of our wives as our better halves and polls show to a alarmingly insulting extent, the American people agree. We also both have degrees from Harvard. I have one. He has two. What a snob.
Still I guess Gov. Romney is feeling pretty good about things, because he took a few hours off the other day to see The Hunger Games. Some of you have seen it. It's a movie about people who court wealthy sponsors and then brutally savage each other until only one contestant is left standing. I'm sure this was a really great change of pace for him.
In my first term, we repealed the policy known as don't ask, don't tell. In my second term we will replace it with a policy known as "It's Raining Men."
In my first term we passed health care reform. In my second term, I guess I'll pass it again.
And just to set the record straight, I really do enjoy attending these dinners. In fact I had a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.
They also put together a fake SuperPAC campaign ad from Mitt Romney over the "dog wars" that both campaigns have been taking jabs at each other for, ever since Obama's staff started taking shots at Romney for putting the family car on the roof, which was met with the jokes about the President eating dog meat as a child.
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