Instead of hearing the truth(-iness) from the likes of Stephen Colbert, organizers of this year’s White House Press Correspondents’ Association dinner played it safe (read: boring) by inviting comedian Rich Little to entertain President Bush and the assembled flock of journalists Saturday night.

AP via My Way News:

Best known for his impersonations of Richard Nixon and Johnny Carson, [Little] was the featured comedian Saturday night for the glitzy dinner with President Bush, Cabinet secretaries, foreign dignitaries, Hollywood celebrities and members of the press.

Unlike previous comedians at the dinner, he had no competition from Bush, who at times has shown a deft comedic touch himself in his annual monologue.

Bush said it was important for people in Washington “to learn to laugh” and that the ability for a nation to poke fun at its leaders is good for democracy.

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