WH Dings Comedian for Joke at WH Correspondents' Dinner

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs this afternoon expressed displeasure with the comedy stylings of Wanda Sykes, who at the White House Correspondents' Dinner referred to Rush Limbaugh as the "20th hijacker" so "strung-out on Oxycontin" he missed his flight, this afternoon .

Gibbs said "a lot of topics are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I don't think there's any doubt that 9/11 is a part of that."

The spokesman had been asked by a New York Times reporter if the president had any reaction to Sykes' jokes about Limbaugh at the.

Gibbs said he didn't know how the talent is booked at the dinner, and suggested the reporter speak to the immediate past president of the WHCA, Jennifer Loven, sitting in the front row.

- jpt

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