WASHINGTON–The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner is tonight, with Saturday Night Live headwriter and comic Seth Meyers the headliner. Meyers–I locked eyes with him for a mini-moment at the New Yorker party Friday night–speaks after President Obama, always a hard act to follow.
David Axelrod hit town early, returning from Chicago to put the finishing touches on Obama’s speech: Obama’s routine is expected to be multi-media with a big dose of self-deprecating humor. Obama led his March Gridiron Club speech with a birther joke. Will he play a trump card at the WHCA dinner? Donald Trump is expected to be in the audience, a guest of the Washington Post.
Writing funny: Axelrod and White House speechwriters Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett do the main speech chores. Wry wits all.
I’ll be heading over to a pre-dinner brunch. I’ll be reporting and posting photos today via Twitter.
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For live coverage of the speeches: C-SPAN blankets the dinner with live coverage starting at 6:45 p.m. est.