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Not Obama's Joke to Make


Obama did his second White House Correspondents' Dinner, as covered in the article, <a href="" source="AlterNet" author="Medea Benjamin and Nancy Moncias">Did You Hear the Joke About the Predator Drone That Bombed?</a> One joke apparently stood out as out of line---as out-of-line as Bush's jokes about not being able to find WMDs. <bq>'Jonas Brothers are here, they're out there somewhere,' President Obama quipped as he looked out at the packed room. Then he furrowed his brow, pretending to send a stern message to the pop band. 'Sasha and Malia are huge fans, but boys, don't get any ideas. Two words for you: predator drones. You'll never see it coming.'</bq> President Obama has shown a few times that he has a good sense of humor---that he's quite quick and has a very American sense of irony. This joke is pretty good; it's just not his to tell. Let Louis C.K. or Chris Rock tell it, Obama. You're the President of the United States; you gave up your right to telling really good, crude, pub jokes when you swore yourself in. You're the commander-in-chief of a military that has killed far more innocents with predator drones than actual enemies. You don't have the right to joke about it, because it's deadly serious.