The White House Correspondent's Dinner has been a dull affair since Reagan left office.
Neither of the Bush's could match Old Ron's cut and thrust with the press corps. And if Clinton's dinners were purest fawning then Obama's were a full on knob slobbery session with Hollywood A-listers kneeling beside them, hoping to get in on the action.
The God-Emperor has wisely chosen to forgo this annual "honor" and the White House staff is skipping it at as well. I'm not sure why they are even calling it the White House Correspondent's Dinner, since the press pool has been kicked out of the actual White House.
Anyway, this year's dinner looks to be a dour, desultory, disheartened and other words that begin with "D" affair. In keeping with that spirit they have hired a D-list comedian to host it.
San Francisco native and Semi-Muslim Hasan Minhaj.
take my word for it
He's the Daily Show's pet Islamic, although I'm pretty sure he has no idea in what direction Mecca lies and is probably utterly repulsed by the idea of ruining his suit's seams by kneeling.
While speaking at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner last June, Minhaj said that everyone is “complicit” in racism and xenophobia.
Have some wildass fun you kids!!.