Skip to comments.Obama, Palin share spotlight at Washington roast(Subtitle--Arrogance Unlimited)
Posted on 02/02/2009 3:50:50 AM PST by radar101
US President Barack Obama and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shared headline billing on Saturday at an exclusive roast of the US political movers and shakers.
The light-hearted evening of dinner and political jibes, a nearly century-old tradition of the prestigious Alfalfa Club, requires that participants try their hand at comedy which they carry off with greater or lesser success.
Obama also alluded to the fact that the events freighted history being founded by a white Southerner in the immediate post-Civil War era made his starring turn rather unlikely.
Many of you are aware that this dinner began almost 100 years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of [Southern US Civil War] General Robert E. Lee, Obama said. If he were here with us tonight, the general would be 202 years old and very confused.
He also poked good-natured fun at the famously foul mouth of his chief of staff, former US representative Rahm Emanuel.
This hasnt been reported yet, but it was actually Rahms idea to do the swearing-in ceremony again, Obama said, referring to the now famous do-over of his flubbed inauguration oath. Of course, for Rahm, every day is a swearing-in ceremony.
Obama also found humor in his hard fought negotiations with US security officials to keep his cherished Blackberry communications device.
In just the first few weeks, Ive had to engage in some of the toughest diplomacy of my life. And that was just to keep my Blackberry, he said.
I finally agreed to limit the number of people who could e-mail me. Its a very exclusive list. How exclusive? Everyone look at the person sitting on your left. Now look at the person sitting on your right. None of you have my e-mail address, he said
Short on details of the closed-door event, news reports citing participants said Palin was the object of jovial ribbing, on the heels of her breakthrough last year as the first woman on a Republican Party presidential ticket.
Last week, US media reported that Palin said she planned to attend the black-tie event in part to promote her states interests, and because President Obama is scheduled to be there.
How often will I have an opportunity to have dinner with the president? Palin reportedly said.
It’s not arrogance so much as it is his need for celebrity. He’s a total narcissist mixed in with fascistic ideas. He’s a dangerous man and now he’s in the White House. BLOAT
His reason for fighting the Civil War was to protect states’ rights.
His only confusion would be that, after so much bloodshed fought by the freedom-lovers of this country, the majority of voters willingly put a totalitarian in the White House.
But after we explained communism to him and the cultural revolution fought by communists, he'd understand that it was just another manifestation of those who seek absolute power.
Actually, if Obammie the Commie learned anything from his prestigious and highly elitist education, he'd know that Robert E. Lee was opposed to slavery
Arrogant and humorless superseded by hubris.
This man is headed for a fall, and hopefully he won’t be taking America down with him.
Obama needs to read some American history instead of that “post-American” garbage he’s been seen carrying around.
Alfalfa, Spanky, Froggy ......
How often will I have an opportunity to have dinner with the president? Palin reportedly said.”
Nightly if you play your cards right and can be patient enough to wait until January 20, 2013. Possibly never again if you continue to pal around with the likes of BHO.
I hope Sarah doesn’t start kissing up to him, too. Shes about all we got.