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Step Right Up And Judge The Hilarity (?) Of Your President

Perhaps you are a little surprised that President Barack Obama made jokes about Dick Cheney's hunting accident and marrying David Axelrod when he stepped up to the microphone at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night.

(Interestingly, I thought one of his more successful jokes got one of the more modest laughs: "In the next hundred days, I will strongly consider losing my cool.")

So step up and judge for yourself: was he funny? Part One of his presentation is above, and Part Two is after the jump.