Reviews are in from this weekend’s Gridiron Dinner, and despite some grumbling (too long, too predictable, the president shoulda been there), it sounds like there were plenty of laughs served up — especially from Vice President Joe Biden, who began:
“Axelrod really wanted me to do this on teleprompter — but I told him I’m much better when I wing it. … I know these evenings run long, so I’m going to be brief. Talk about the audacity of hope. … President Obama does send his greetings, though. He can’t be here tonight — because he’s busy getting ready for Easter. He thinks it’s about him.”
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also won big laughs when he explained to the crowd why the president hadn’t showed up: “He’s just not that into you.”
And Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm made a strong Silly Season debut, asking her Californian counterpart which of his movies best equipped him to be part of the GOP: True Lies or Kindergarten Cop.
For lyrics to the 2009 Gridiron Show click here. In bipartisan fashion, there are plenty of roasts to go around.