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President Obama’s Stand Up Routine at the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Photo/ Brendan Smialowski

Founded in 1914, The White House Correspondents’ Association represents the White House press corps in its dealings with the administration on coverage-related issues. A nine-member board of directors, elected by correspondents, addresses access to the President; coverage arrangements; work space arrangements; logistics and costs for press travel to accompany a president on the road. Each year starting in 1920, the WHCA hosts the White House Correspondent’s Annual Dinner where President’s get to strut their comedic stuff.

Here’s President Barack Obama’s smooth routine from Saturday, May 9, 2009:

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Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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