President Obama took his speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner as an opportunity take shots at Jay Leno, his approval ratings, and even birthers! He opened with saying Biden told him to come because it was a "Big F---ing Dinner," and joked that though his approval ratings are low, they're still high in the country of his birth. He also took a moment to give a shout to Jay Leno, saying, "I'm glad I'm speaking first, because we all see what happens when someone takes the time slot after Leno's." Other victims of the president's rapier wit include Hillary Clinton, the media and former half term Governor Sarah Palin. Check out the whole speech below:
It was also a star-studded evening, with celebrities like Steven Spielberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Simpson (who hearts Michelle Obama), the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber and many others gracing the red carpet—and stumping CSpan's commentator ("That's...one of the Quaids... Dennis"). Reality star Kim Kardashian, guest of Greta Van Susteren, Tweeted to her 3 million+ followers, "Ok I need your help! My dress is black and white strapless and I'm wearing red lipstick, how should I do my hair? Up in a bun or down?" took pictures with Biebs and thought, "What a great night in Wash DC, President Obama is funny!!! Gave a hysterical speech! Michelle is stunning! Room filled w beautiful people!"