It was still quite good. President Bush's self-depreciating humor was actually pretty funny. About Political Humor documents everything quite well...
"A year ago, my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my Vice President had shot someone. (Laughter and applause.) Ahhh, those were the good old days."LINK: Bush's Comedy Routine at Radio-TV Correspondent's Dinner
I have to admit we really blew the way we let those attorneys go. You know you botched it when people sympathize with lawyers. (Laughter and applause.)
Considering what's next -- President Clinton, of course, wrote a very successful presidential memoir, with 10,000 pages or something. (Laughter.) I'm thinking of something really fun and creative for mine -- you know, maybe a pop-up book. (Laughter and applause.)
About Political Humor also documents Karl Rove's "MC Rove" Rap.
Improv comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of the ABC show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" tapped Karl Rove to come on stage and participate in an impromptu rap song. Rove brought down the house as he frolicked on stage. (Watch the video)LINK: Karl Rove as 'MC Rove'
From The Politico:His arms flailed, he mugged, he shimmied, he crossed his hands, he backed it up, his BlackBerry became a prop, his voice went guttural, he took it up an octave. He waved, leaned back and exited the stage with both arms raised in victory.As Newsweek's Richard Wolffe noted, Rove could soon be giving Tucker Carlson a run for his money on Dancing With the Stars.
Jimmy Kimmel: "We're still at war, right? Just checking. Bush is joking, Rove is rapping, Condoleeza Rice is in a thong singing the 'Milkshake' song."
Rove's performance inspired Jon Stewart to come up with his own rap:From the West Wing to the Crawford Ranch
Karl Rove has destroyed the executive branch
He has no scruples and I don't mean maybe
He said John McCain had a secret black baby
F**k that guy (Watch the video)
LINK: Karl Rove Raps, Bush Plays Comedian at Press Gala
LINK: Karl Rove as MC Rove
MyWay News: Bush Serves Jokes at Broadcasters Dinner
Crooks and Liars: Bush Monologues: Open Thread
Think Progress: Video: Rove raps at correspondents dinner.
Crooks and Liars: Give It Up for MC Rove!
Crooks and Liars: JibJab.com's new JibJab’s “What We Call The News”
Good stuff! But the Karl Rove thing was nothing short of creepy.