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Lifestyle => Train of Thought => Topic started by: Ant on January 25, 2005, 12:49:05 PM

Title: Poking fun at the poor & the Bush Inauguration Parties
Post by: Ant on January 25, 2005, 12:49:05 PM
The arrival of Vice President and Lynne Cheney livened up the decidedly low-key ball, where guests were doing more eating than dancing and indulged in more casual conversation than any raucous celebration.

Acknowledging the various states at the multi-state event, Cheney thanked South Dakotans for "beating Larry Pressler."

"No!" the crowd roared. Pressler was a Republican senator.

Cheney then started laughing at himself.

"No, that was four years ago, "he said. "I totally blew it. Oh, what's his name?"

He paused for a moment.

"Tom Daschle! He's no longer with us and we appreciate it."

Though there was no official poem for the occasion, impressionist Rich Little, emceeing the Constitution Ball at the Hilton Washington, did provide a bit of inaugural doggerel.

The gist of it was: "Let's get together, let bitterness pass, I'll hug your elephant, you kiss my ass!" And the crowd went crazy.

Little said he missed and adored the late President Ronald Reagan and "I wish he was here tonight, but as a matter of fact he is," and he proceeded to impersonate Reagan, saying, "You know, somebody asked me, 'Do you think the war on poverty is over?' I said, 'Yes, the poor lost.' " The crowd went wild.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25580-2005Jan21.html?sub=AR
Title: Re: Poking fun at the poor & the Bush Inauguration Parties
Post by: Woodrow on January 25, 2005, 12:51:22 PM
So the MC of the Ball made a bad joke.

Point?
Title: Re: Poking fun at the poor & the Bush Inauguration Parties
Post by: Ant on January 25, 2005, 12:59:17 PM
So the MC of the Ball made a bad joke.

Point?

And the republican crowd "went wild".. it says a lot about the people who support Bush the strongest.
Title: Re: Poking fun at the poor & the Bush Inauguration Parties
Post by: Thirteen on January 25, 2005, 01:09:01 PM
damn these people laughing at political satire

i blame this on shows like the daily show!
Title: Re: Poking fun at the poor & the Bush Inauguration Parties
Post by: Lincoln on January 25, 2005, 03:50:26 PM
LOL, that is pretty funny, I have to admit.