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Stars at the White House Correspondents Dinner. And Me.

Wow, slim pickings this year. I haven’t heard of most of these “famous” people. Maybe you haven’t either.

They include: Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin” and actors Tim Daly and Tea Leoni from the CBS series “Madam Secretary,” Kerry Washington, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Naya Rivera, Eric Stonestreet, Michelle Monaghan, Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, Jane Fonda, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, Brody Jenner, Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, actor Norman Reedus, Ava DuVernay, Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Rutherford, Gabourey Sidibe and Larry Wilmore, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” among others.

Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live is the entertainment. I haven’t noticed that she’s particularly funny.

Yes, I’m going. I haven’t for the past couple of years, but this year I will.

It’s nice, yes. But it’s really not such a big deal. I mean, it’s kind of fun to see the stars, but who cares, really? It’s very crowded. I often don’t enjoy the small talk. People sometimes seem like they want to talk to someone better. I think I’m going to tell people I write for the New York Times and see what the reaction is.

But it’s important for me to go and to try to connect with people who can help with my business, which is the business that you read.

So I’m doing it for us! And the cocktails. Also the hors d’oeuvres. God how I love hors d’oeuvres.

I’ll take some photos and give you a report.

26 Responses to Stars at the White House Correspondents Dinner. And Me.

  1. Pocket some of those hor d’oeuveres Keith — mod jail pickins’ are old and stale the cheetos’ dust is everywhere.

    Much Appreciated.

    Have a great time.

  2. I watch on c-span, beginning to end.
    There’s usually so many people that it’s hard to see who’s who. I’d love to point you out to my family, but people people people.
    If you don’t mind, it would help if you would wear a funny hat

  3. Since you are going, I am sharing this … Don’t forget to ask if she performs comedy on a regular basis.

    Christi Parsons is a Los Angeles Times reporter and president of the association. She defended paying the executive director $133,150 a year while handing out $86,000 in scholarships.

    Parsons told the Washington Times: “That salary-to-grant ratio would be relevant if we were a scholarship fundraising organization, but we are not. We are a group that fights for openness and transparency at the White House. That’s what our outstanding executive director is paid a competitive salary to help us do.”

  4. Hope you do enjoy yourself. Let us know if you are able to enjoy some “real crab” hors d’oeurves.
    I have not heard of a great deal of the people listed above. However I am a talker, and usually pick up conversation everywhere.
    Hope you enjoy yourself.

  5. I’ll join you in spirit Keith.
    Make my “spirit” double bourbon, rocks and a splash of branch.
    House brand OK, I’m not picky.
    I promise not to get loud or obnoxious.
    Any d’oeuvre wrapped in bacon is in danger though.

  6. Woot Keefer! Have a blast, and yes, report back :)

    I recognized a lot of those names, mostly Obama friendly network stars and guests. Cecily’s like on the B-team of SNL, too bad they didn’t pick Kate McKinnon to host, she’s the latest “Hillary” superstar :) I will definitely tune in Cspan Sat nite !

  7. Into the valley of death he rode, alone and fearless, for he was the one who carries the truth…
    Carry on , Keith, carry on…

    Ps.. Order top shelf hootch only, dont let them pawn off some B grade on ya.


  8. Have a great time, Keith! Looking forward to your first-hand reporting…

    The best entertainment for me is watching the Mooch sitting up there on the dais with her lovely table manners, her invisible social graces, and her outlandish designer duds.

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