Bob Hope Sadly Too Dead to Headline WCHA Dinner
After a White House Correspondents Dinner marred by a speech that was actually, tragically funny, the WHCA has taken steps to ensure that never again will the C-SPAN-watching public accidentally crack a smile. This year's dinner guest of honor: Rich Little.
Yeah, the impressionist known for his humorous takes on Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, and hopefully some people who aren't dead.
C-SPAN's Steve Scully, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, said that this year, he wanted to pick someone who hadn't previously headlined the event. The possibility of selecting Little dawned on him in November when watching Little do impersonations on "The Late Show with David Letterman."
We've embedded that Letterman appearance after the jump, so you can skip the dinner. If you remember the '70s, you can skip this post.
Little to Head WHCA Big Night [Examiner]