USA Today’s Ann Oldenburg writes about the WHCA dinner…
Normally a raucous dinner with funny remarks from both the president and a guest comedian, this year’s gala was subdued. Bush took the high road, saying, “In light of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, I decided not to be funny.”
He introduced Rich Little, who said he hadn’t been at the dinner since 1984 — and some of his material seemed to date back further.
He imitated Johnny Carson, Andy Rooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He then impersonated six presidents: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., President George Bush and Richard Nixon, complete with peace signs high in the air.
He didn’t exactly knock ‘em dead.
“Horrible,” said actor Tim Daly right after the dinner.
“Um, let me get back to you on that,” said Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren when asked what she thought of Little’s act.