Sunday, May 01, 2011

President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

My daughter Jaime has taken a real interest in the American political system in recent years. She's become a true media junkie, consuming all kinds of commentary about the process and the way that politics works in the US.

And like so many Canadians, she's watched as President Obama works his way through the transition from a candidate who seemingly could do no wrong to become a President who seemingly can't do anything right - according to his opponents and the pollsters.

But every so often, Obama shows a remarkable ability to put all the stuff that's happening in perspective. And Saturday night, he was at his best at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Whether it's bragging about the face he's now proved he's a "Real American" with the release of his long-form birth certificate, or releasing his never-before-seen birth video, or warning his opponents about some of the rumours that are likely to topple their presidential aspirations, he is in top form.

Take a look. It's an interesting video to watch today, one day before Canadians head off to the polls in our federal election. I wonder what our political landscape will look like in another day or so.

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