Loves his TelePrompTer, loves a White House ball
But mighty Obama
Don’t schmooze with us at all.
And just a week after Congress let automatic spending cuts go into effect, the Gridiron members noted, in Washington speak, the process that brought it about:
You’d think a sound solution here would be a real no-brainer
They play a game of chicken just to see who’s more insane-er
The culprits, their identities could not be plainer
Nancy, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and Speaker Boehner
Oh, mandatory legislative budget sequestration.
The 650 dinner guests included several Cabinet members, top military officials, senior White House advisers, three governors, four senators, four House members and 10 ambassadors. Media stars at the show included PBS’s Jim Lehrer, C-SPAN’s Susan Swain, Meet the Press host David Gregory, ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
Head table guests included the president and featured speakers as well as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and the director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper.