Skip to comments.Jimmy Kimmel makes 'Gunwalker' joke; much of the crowd doesn't get it
Posted on 05/02/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT by marktwain
It was only for 14 seconds, and one might question the appropriateness of joking about a government plot that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and two dead federal agents, but comedian Jimmy Kimmel is now one of the few people to have publicly referenced the "Project Gunwalker" scandal in President Obama's presence. This was Saturday night, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (see sidebar video):
Even some of your fellow Democrats think youre a pushover, Mr. President. They would like to see you stick to your guns, and if you dont have any guns, they would like to see you ask Eric Holder to get some for you.
Jake Tapper wrote that.
Jake Tapper is ABC's senior White House correspondent, and one of the few White House correspondents to have made some effort to get answers about the scandal, although ABC leadership evidently does not find it as newsworthy as Tapper does, judging by their decision not to air his questioning Obama on the subject.
How was Kimmel's joke received? According to Matthew Boyle, of the Daily Caller, rather . . . stiffly, by Obama himself:
Obama forced a smile but didnt audibly laugh at that joke.
As for the rest of the audience, not much better, according to Twitchy.com:
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel made reference to the deadly Fast and Furious White House/DOJ gun-walking scandal at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night. Most of the D.C. media and Hollywood types, of course, a) cringed; b) shrugged their shoulders; or c) scratched their heads in abject, willful ignorance.
The cringing is good news--the more uncomfortable this scandal makes administration apologists, the better. The bad news is that this scandal, festering for 16 months since blogger Mike Vanderboegh first started calling attention to it,
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Most of that crowd of “academic elite” (in their own minds) doesn’t have a clue about fast and furious (other than it was a movie) and many other important events happening in and around this administration.
These “journOlists” sit around and stroke each others egos among other things.
If the crowd didn’t get it, perhaps it’s more reflective of the American electorate than previously thought.
Most Americans have no clue what F&F is or what it means. All they know is it’s time to grab the Chee-tos and tune in to Dancing with the Stars.
I find this whole thing odd—just plain odd..........
Jimmy Kimmel is another guy who had better hope that Romney wins. Otherwise the IRS is gonna pitch a tent up his arse and stay there.
The King was NOT amused!
I see now why his relationship with Sarah Silverman didn’t last.
FWIW, I still don’t get Obama’s hockey mom/pit bull “joke”.
This wasn’t your average crowd. A crowd full of “jornalist” that doesn’t get it ain’t never gonna get it. I think Hillary called it when she said something about the willing suspension of disbelief.