Obama White House Correspondents Dinner Video 5-9-09

President Barack Obama

Here is the Obama White House Correspondents Dinner video. President Barack Obama delivered an entertaining address at the May 9, 2009 annual dinner. See the video, transcript and photos here.

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Video is above. The event which is a celebration put on by the White House Correspondents Association took place at the Washington Hilton ballroom and was attended by approximately 2,500 journalists, politicians and celebrities.

The president launched into his series of one liners by saying that he was going to speak off the cuff, as two teleprompters were raised up into view, with loud, comical whirling sounds. He said to the crowd, “Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me.”

He acknowledged First Lady Michelle Obama by saying she was doing her part to bring the country together by helping people of all political perspectives to rally around the “right to bear arms.” The First Lady was indeed wearing a gorgeous fuchsia sleeveless dress.

One of his edgier barbs was directed at his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, saying, “This is a tough holiday for Rahm. He’s not used to saying the word ‘day’ after ‘mother.”

To Republican Party chairman Michael Steele, he said the party did not quality for a federal bailout as Rush Limbaugh was not a troubled asset.

He poked fun at himself, saying, “During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days…My next 100 days will be so successful, I will complete them in 72 days. And on the 73rd day, I will rest.”

Comedian Wanda Sykes White House Correspondence Dinner speech drew notice for remarks far edgier than the President’s, as she took swipes at Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. You can see the Wanda Sykes speech here: Wanda Sykes: Video Of White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

Here are several photos from White House Correspondents Dinner Video.

Photo credit: White House

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