White House Correspondents Dinner: Did Our Tax Dollars Really Pay For This Crap

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel went all out with his comedy routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner this past Saturday night cracking jokes about Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Keith Olbermann, Rush Limbaugh and even President Barack Obama.

Probably the most memorable joke of the night had to do with Kim Kardashian when Jimmy Kimmel said "If you’re looking for the greatest threat to America right now, she’s right there," Kimmel joked about Kardashian, one of the evening’s guests. "When you took office, the Kardashians had one reality show," Kimmel said to Mr. Obama. "Now they have four. This is not a good trend."wh-dinner

Now I’m not saying that this dinner wasn’t entertaining but why are our tax dollars being used for such nonsense? I mean this was nothing more than a celebrity roast that happened to include the most powerful man in the world Barack Obama and a handful of celebrities. If they really want to do something like this shouldn’t they just have to pay for it out of their own pocket or get some type of sponsors and on this because quite frankly in my opinion it really doesn’t serve any purpose in this day and age. I know it’s tradition and was started way back in 1920 but this is nothing more than a star-studded roast rather than serving the purpose that it had originally which was to "acknowledge award-winners and present scholarships.

I think it’s about time that they finally put in and to this and wouldn’t it be fitting if Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan ended up being the ones who killed this once and for all.

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