Joe Biden And Selina Meyer At The White House Correspondent’s Dinner

Biden Sunglasses

Mostly because I had nothing better to do, I stayed up last night and watched the “entertainment” portion of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. While this show is hardly ever the highlight of the year in entertainment, it has had its amusing moments in the past. This year, there were very few of those moments. President Obama’s speech, which James Joyner has already written about, mostly fell flat for me except at a few key points. And Joel McHale, the star of NBC’s Community, and E’s The Soup, The Friar’s Club, but there have been moments in the past when it featured some pretty funny material. President Obama’s jabs at Donald Trump a few years back, and his coolness at the dinner on that same night he had just ordered the attack that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden come to mind.

There was one exception, though, at least for me, and it came in the form of the video that started off the entertainment portion of the evening starring Vice President Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Vice Preisdent Selina Meyer in HBO’s Veep:

There are plenty of inside jokes here, but I think the one I appreciated the most was the nod to The Onion’s long running Joe Biden parody in the form of the Vice President driving around in a sports car.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Funny. Thanx Doug.

  2. Tillman says:

    God, I hate how the media and the government and the entertainment industry loop back and forth in a network of patronage and corrupting influence, and I hate how a byproduct of this network has been videos like this that are so damn funny.