I took the option of hitting the hay early Saturday night after working late Friday, so I missed on TV the White House Correspondents Association dinner at the Washington Hilton.
This is a self-congratulatory event where media, celebrities and official Washington can mix and mingle and feel so, so good about what they are doing.
It's also a chance for the President to show up and deliver some one-liners and further cement the love the press corps has for him.
Today, I will see snippets of the event on the news and I am sure President Obama will do a great job (actually upon watching, it was a so-so performance, but that's OK as his job is not to be a comedian.)
The media will go back to their jobs to report on the issues important to average, lunch bucket, Joe Six-Pack Americans.....None of whom were all gussied up and in attendance at this pompous gathering of the Nation's elite and wannabe elites.
Among those who felt the need to be there was NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had to leave early because of a Times Square bomb scare.
How galling......Duty interupting such an important event.