These Soldiers in Afghanistan Should Entertain at Next Year’s WHCA Dinner


Be all that you can be. I love this video.
These soldiers are in Afghanistan — blowing off steam. Creative. They would be awesome entertainment at next year’s White House Correspondents Dinner.
Drop the comic stuff. President Obama has that covered.
— Steve Clemons


9 comments on “These Soldiers in Afghanistan Should Entertain at Next Year’s WHCA Dinner

  1. Dave says:

    Just a minor point: They were Airmen, in the USAF, not Soldiers, who are in the army. You can tell from the digital patterns on the pants and the color of the boots.
    Describing them as “service members” cuts it. “Soldiers” does not.


  2. Paul Norheim says:

    True Steve. And I’m glad you encouraged Jane Mayer to write that
    book. I remember reading her initial article about Addington in
    the New Yorker while visiting New York in June 2006 – feeling
    that slow- motion-shock typical while reading the best New
    Yorker articles – thinking: “Yes, she nailed it!”


  3. Steve Clemons says:

    Thanks Paul — that’s right. I have never seen “24”, but I never needed a filter to understand Cheney and Addington. best, steve clemons


  4. Paul Norheim says:

    Speaking of pop cultural analphabetism – I think Steve is fine.
    The only thing that really surprises me is that he never saw “24” –
    almost indispensable if you want to understand the Cheney


  5. Steve Clemons says:

    Pangloss — Thanks for playing. Humor is humor. I was bothered by the attacks on Jim Jones for his joke at WINEP, and I have not been deeply disturbed by Barack Obama’s humor — which I thought was human and edgy. That said, I’ve never been that good at humor — but it’s clear that you may be worse off than me. And Howard, you may be worse off than Pangloss. All best, steve


  6. DonS says:

    BTW Steve, with no comment on the soldiers’ routine, it is not necessary to feel ignorant re Lady Gaga. The older we get, the more we get to ignore/be unaware of the latest no talent fad. In fact, it’s a sign of mental health.


  7. Cato the Censor says:

    Your idea sounds fine as long as we bring all the other servicemembers back from Afghanistan so they stop being killed for no good reason.


  8. Howard says:

    @ Pangloss: Agree.
    American tax dollars at work.


  9. Pangloss says:

    Re: your comment that Obama has comic stuff covered, did you
    hear what he said? I suspect you did & found nothing offence which
    implies to me that you’ve been in DC too long and have lost any
    connect you may ever have had to actual human beings.


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