Thursday, March 12, 2009

Obama to Skip Gridiron Dinner Due to Lack of TelePrompters

He'll be the first president to skip the event in over a century. The excuse given is he'll be in Chicago because his kids will be on spring break.

Funny, but I thought the kids were living in DC?

I suspect he wasn't guaranteed the use of a TelePrompter to deliver his scripted jokes. Or maybe he's just too thin-skinned and can't handle any jokes at his expense.
A Gridiron Club member tells FBDC first that President Obama will not attend this year's dinner next Saturday, March 21st. He will be the first president since Grover Cleveland not to attend the first Gridiron Club Dinner of his presidency.

This year's date coincides with the spring break of President Obama's daughters' school and club members have been informed the Obama family will be out of town, likely in Chicago.

Vice President Joe Biden will attend and speak at the dinner in his place. This member tells us the club is delighted to have Vice President Biden, but that there will be some very disappointed guests.
On the upside, they're guaranteed at least a few of Biden's famed gaffes.

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