Roasting the president

Last Saturday some 2,000 politicians, celebrities, journalists and assorted hangers-on dined on crabmeat terrine and chocolate truffles and belly-laughed at remarks delivered by President Barack Obama during the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.  Since 1920, the annual affair has been one of Washington’s premier soirees for reporters, politicians and, more recently, celebrities (the other such venue being the even older Gridiron dinner, first attended by Grover Cleveland).  Apparently, another “first” chalked up by our favorite POTUS is being the first sitting president to attend – in 1924. Continue reading