OBAMA AND ROB FORD THE BUTT OF JOKES AT WASHINGTON PRESS DINNER

May 04, 2014

By Bob Sheppard

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Washington power players, journalists and celebrities enjoyed an evening of laughs Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

It’s the night when the President and the press have some fun by taking jabs at each other, and in the case of President Obama, at himself as well.

In a crack about the glitches with the rollout of the website for his healthcare plan, Obama said that in 2008 his slogan was “Yes We Can.”   In 2013 it was “Control-alt-delete.”

And M-C Joel McHale, star of the sitcom “Community,” worked Toronto Mayor Rob Ford into his remarks. 

He opened by saying it was a thrill to be in Washington, D.C. the city that started the whole crack-smoking mayor craze:  a reference to former Washington mayor Marion Barry who faced drug charges in 1990.

And he described Rob Ford as a big guy, like a bull in a crack-pipe shop.

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