Valdosta Daily Times

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March 10, 2013

Barbed humor on the menu at annual Gridiron dinner

(Continued)

WASHINGTON —

If you hate the NRA/Tell my Walther PPK

You’re flirting with disaster/With my Bushmaster

And when pigs fly away/You can take me away

From my gun

In a jab at Obama, the Gridiron players offered a version of “Pinball Wizard” that put to music complaints about some journalists’ lack of access to the president:

Who knew when his magic/First had us all transfixed

That this politician/Hated politics?

Loves his teleprompter, loves a White House ball

But mighty Obama/Don’t schmooze with us at all.

The Gridiron Club and Foundation contributes to college scholarships and journalistic organizations. It limits its active members to 65 journalists based in Washington.

Except for Grover Cleveland, every president since the Gridiron was founded has addressed it. The club is the oldest and most exclusive for Washington journalists. Its motto is “singe but never burn.”

No TV cameras were allowed.

 

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