Right after last year’s White House Correspondents Dinner marked the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
President Barack Obama remembered the occasion at this year’s sold-out event at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Sort of.
“We gather during a historic anniversary. This weekend last year, we finally delivered justice to one of the world’s most notorious individuals,” Obama said, according to myfox8.com. The accompanying photo shown was that of real estate mogul Donald Trump. Something about a birth certificate.
This year’s event featured a 30-minute monolgue by late night host Jimmy Kimmel. POLITICO.com reported that Kimmel did not spare Obama from his jokes. He said: "I know you won't be able to laugh at my jokes about the Secret Service. Please cover your ears, if that's physically possible."
"There's a term for guys like President Obama," Kimmel also said, according to Fox News. "Probably not two terms."
Not everyone found the affair all that amusing. Former Current TV host Keith Olbermann was one of Kimmel’s targets during his routine. According to the Los Angeles Times, Olbermann wrote on Twitter that it's "funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday."
According to Yahoo! TV, Kimmel said, “I’d like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume. Is Keith here tonight? Limo wouldn’t pick him up? The thing about Keith Olbermann is he’s so likable."
"Al Gore launched Current TV in 2005 and it took off like a North Korean rocket," Kimmel continued. "Keith Olbermann burned more bridges than the Arsonist of Madison County. He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann."
According to philly.com, Governor Christie attended the dinner, and was the victim of some of Kimmel’s material. In reference to First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign against obesity, Kimmel told her: "Look, it's Chris Christie, get him!"
Also, Kimmel remarked, "Gov. Christie, I think you might be misunderstanding New Jersey's slogan. It's not the Olive Garden State." Governor Christie was seen on camera laughing along with the jokes.
Proceeds from the White House Correspondents Dinner go toward scholarships for journalism.