Martin Short, who starred in the 1986 film ¡Three Amigos!, praised President Obama for executive amnesty at last night's Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.
"Welcome Mr. President and thank you," Short told the president. "Because of you, the Three Amigos can stay indefinitely."
Short wasn't done with his immigration remarks. Later he'd add, “I’m from across the border in Canada. That’s the border without the big fence.”
Via the pool report:
Pool watched most of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors via close-circuit TV from the Israeli Lounge at the Kennedy Center. Pool was taken back to the motorcade at around 10:25 PM to wait during the last set of the show, which honored Sting.
The program lasted about two hours or so with a 15 min intermission, all of which will be edited down into what looks to be a pretty entertaining package for broadcast on TV later. Lady Gaga, Springsteen and Herbie Hancock all play tributes to Sting! David Letterman and Stephen Colbert do schtick together on stage! Garrison Keillor is as you'd expect! Plus Carl Kasell does the all the in-house announcements and intros. Can't miss.
There was a cavalcade of stars to pay tribute to the five honorees and for the most part politics was kept out of things. Some exceptions:
Martin Short, during his remarks honoring Tom Hanks.
"Welcome Mr. President and thank you," Short said, looking up at the presidential box. "Because of you, the Three Amigos can stay indefinitely."
And, later on, more from Short: “I’m from across the border in Canada. That’s the border without the big fence.”
Jane Fonda, during her remarks honoring Lily Tomlin.
"Remember the days it was only the operators listening in on our calls?” Fonda said, sitting in a version of Tomlin’s classic telephone operator set.
“Equal pay? They’re still laughing about that one,” she said, after talking about her turn starring with Tomlin in “9 to 5.”
POTUS was spotted on the closed circuit broadcast at one point with what appeared to be a lozenge in his mouth, a reminder of his trip to the hospital this weekend.
Barack Obama was asked to grade his performance on the View this morning, but shied away from giving himself a letter grade. "You know, I won't give us a letter grade," Obama said. "I think it's still incomplete."
American Crossroads has a new ad riffing off the John McCain campaign's popular "Celebrity" ad from the 2008 election. The Crossroads spot juxtaposes President Obama's celebrity status--singing Al Green, calling Kanye West a "jacka--," and appearing on Jimmy Fallon's late-night talk show--with some sobering economic statistics of the last three years. Watch the video below:
President Obama is in Florida to tout his economic policy of raising taxes on the wealthy. But first he's holding a fundraiser. And it seems that many in the Palm Beach Gardens gated community, where the fundraiser is being held, are excited to see the president.
Consider how the president was received, as reported by today's White House pool reporter:
Lots of ladies in their tennis outfits (literally dozens) took photos of the motorcade as it drove by.
Motorcade arrived at a two story Mediterranean style home with a spanish tiled roof.
This week’s (October 31) issue of Parade offers the same garden of earthly delights—“Who Are You Calling a Cougar? Betty White Goes Wild,” “Peanuts at 60: Why We Still Love the Great Pumpkin,” Marilyn vos Savant, the world’s smartest woman—that have made it America’s most beloved Sunday supplement magazine.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is losing to former congressman Tom Campbell in the race to challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer of California. What she isn't losing is the ad war. Fiorina enlisted consultant Fred Davis, creator of John McCain's famous 2008 "Celebrity" ad, to zing her opponents while showing her in a favorable light. Davis hasn't disappointed. His latest, "Hot Air," is a seven-minute assault on Boxer that portrays her as an out of touch liberal with a huge ego. Watch: