Jimmy Kimmel did a standup comedy schtick at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner for an exceedingly Left-leaning audience of media, Hollywood, and progressive politicians. Although there were some familiar faces on hand to represent real life as we know it, like Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, the bulk of the monied mugs paying homage to themselves were the usual supercilious suspects.
And even though Kimmel laced his comic commentary with plenty of shots at personalities on both sides of the political divide, the only man boob stupid enough to make a public stink about the jab elbowed in his direction was the ever-pompous, self-important Keith Olbermann.
It was interesting to note the tension in the room when Kimmel took aim at some of the sacred cows of the Left. I can’t wait to see what the 2013 dinner will be all about when President Romney is sitting there in the seat of honor.
Kimmel hosts the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.