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  • Obama, Palin share spotlight at Washington roast(Subtitle--Arrogance Unlimited)

    02/02/2009 3:50:50 AM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 1,369+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Feb 02, 2009 | not identified
    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 event’s 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...