At this weekend’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama stepped adult to a lectern and delivered a flattering interesting 17 mins of stand-up. He kicked things off with a classical “Wait, my mic was on?” gag, that slagged off both a expel of Glee and Kim Kardashian; later, he done self-deprecating jokes about how a presidency was inspiring his earthy coming by obsequious he was solemnly though certainly morphing into Morgan Freeman. There were shots taken during Arianna Huffington’s argumentative assembly methods: When congratulating her site a Huffington Post on a new Pulitzer win, Obama declared, “You merit it, Arianna. There’s no one out there joining to a kind of hard-hitting broadcasting that HuffPo is joining to each singular day. And we don’t compensate them! That’s a good business model.” And there were shots taken during Mitt Romney, too, of course, with many of a concentration going lightheartedly during that time Mitt strapped a family dog to a tip of a automobile and took off on a highway trip. (The fun was that Obama wanted to take divided a dogs’ rights to float on tip of a particular vehicles, delivered around a feign debate ad scored to that unhappy Sarah McLachlan song: “America’s dogs can’t means 4 some-more years of Obama. For them, that’s 28 years.”) And we straight-up LOL’d when Obama shouted out Hillary Clinton’s Colombian beer-drinking adventure: “Four years ago we was sealed in a heartless primary conflict with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”
But a best partial of a shred came toward a end, when Barack done predictions for his subsequent term: “In my initial tenure we sang Al Green. In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy. [Pause.] Michelle said, ‘Yeah.’ we sing that to her sometimes.’” Young Jeezy! Young Jeezy! Obama has regularly nodded to Jay-Z and Nas and some of a genre’s other elder statesmen, though to my believe this is a deepest dive into hip-hop that a Prez has attempted so far, and we gotta say, I’m impressed. Presumably Barack is referencing Jeezy’s “My President,” a 2008 jam on that Young, yes, declares his support for a afterwards Democratic hopeful — though also, as he always does, talks about offered immeasurable amounts of cocaine. Jeezy seems flattering psyched about it, tweeting “Shout out to @BarackObama” and “You know they adore a snowman in a white house. #Turntup.” So whatever else happens on a highway to a ubiquitous election, one thing now seems clear: Obama has a United Streets Dopeboyz of America opinion sealed up.