Sunday, May 2, 2010
Mr. President, This No Ordinary Dinner
He started the evening spoofing about a conversation he had with Vice President Biden regarding whether or not he should attend.
"And, so I wasn’t sure that I should actually come tonight. Biden talked me into it. He leaned over and he said, "Mr. President this is no ordinary dinner. This is a big (beep) meal", referring to Biden's comments after the Health Care Reform bill was passed earlier this year.
He even poked fun a Republican Chairman Michael Steele, calling him the Notorious G.O.P., likening his name to that of late rapper, the Notorious B.I.G.
Jay Leno was the evening's 'other' entertainment, and was not spared the wrath of the president. "Though I am glad that the only person whose ratings fell more than mine last year is here tonight -- great to see you, Jay. I'm also glad that I'm speaking first, because we've all seen what happens when somebody takes the time slot after Leno's." Watch Leno respond here.
View our red carpet photo gallery here.