News, but not the serious kind
“I thought I’d die laughing!”
Quick quiz: These photos show President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughing their butts off at…
a) Former President George W. Bush doing a dramatic live reading from his new book, “Decision Points”
b) The Ricky Gervais monologue at the Golden Globes
c) A performance of “Shear Madness,” the zany comedy which has been running for more than 20 years in Washington.
d) A funeral service for Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
Yeah, this one tricked me, too. Turns out, it WAS the Holbrooke funeral service!
In fairness though, the mirth had nothing to do with the late ambassador.
According to the official transcript, they are sharing insider presidential humor, enjoying a ribald story about the time President Millard Fillmore threw his chamber pot out of the Oval Office and it landed on the head of the Know Nothing Party.
Well, I suppose maybe you had to be there…
Top: President Barack Obama shares a laugh with former President Bill Clinton at a funeral service for U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke at the Kennedy Center in Washington, January 14, 2011.
Right: Obama shares a laugh with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton at the funeral service.
REUTERS photos by Jim Young