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Barack Obama tells jokes to Washington's famous journalists

June 19, 2009 |  7:14 pm

Well, if this Great Change Agent thing doesn't work out, Barack Obama and his writers look to have a promising future in comedy. Watch out, Conan!

Here's the fresh hot, off-the-wire video of the president speaking to the Radio and Television Correspondents Assn. this evening in Washington. No Sarah Palin daughter jokes, but Obama does get a dig in about his voluble vice president.

It's pretty funny, assuming you know the reporters and TV celebrities he's talking about.

Even if you don't, you can tell everyone there likes him and had a good time. Which, after all, is what government is all about.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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