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EXCELLENT SPEECHWRITER IMPROVES PRESIDENTIAL ROUTINE

Much better than the last two years’ dismal (if not failed) attempt at humor, this year’s Presidential speech at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner was funny. Especially this part:

Looking ahead to life after leaving the White House, Bush said he might follow President Clinton’s lead and produce a memoir.

“I’m thinking of something really fun and creative for mine,” he said. “You know, maybe a pop-up book.”

Possible titles: “How W. Got His Groove Back, “Who Moved My Presidency?” and “Tuesday with Cheney.”

But seriously, folks, Bush noted that another person missing from the audience of broadcast journalists was Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for president.

“Not enough press,” the president cracked.

To whoever wrote this year’s content for President Bush, good work.

However, Karl Rove‘s Mexican-Jumping-Tomato performance at last night’s dinner was the low point. Not to my surprise, I hear today that the Rove Mexican-Jumping bit was deemed “the funniest” of the evening by D.C. careerists.

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