Coulter’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Takeaway: Obama a 'Better Comedian Than he is a President'

May 3rd, 2010 8:11 AM

A lot of the media have been very willing to declare President Barack Obama's monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on May 1 a smashing success. And even though that is a fair assessment, perhaps that's a clue the President chose the wrong occupation.

On Fox News Channel's May 2 "Geraldo at Large," in a segment dedicated to Obama's grand performance, Rev. Al Sharpton praised Obama for the job he did.

"You know, I thought he was very good," Sharpton said. "I was there. At one point I was sitting at a table that Michael Steele was right across the table. And I think the surprise of everyone in the room was that the President was that edgy and he was coming off with it. His timing was good. It was a very good evening."

But apparently, conservative commentator and author of "Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America" Ann Coulter agreed with that assessment. Responding to a question from Geraldo Rivera if the President could be faulted for telling a few jokes, even if the world is falling down around him, Coulter suggested that the lesson learned from last Saturday night's revelry was that perhaps Obama chose the wrong occupation.

"He is better comedian than he is a president," Coulter said.

Coulter's response evoked laughter from the segment's mostly left-of-center commentators - Rivera, Sharpton and comedian Carlos Mencia. Mencia acknowledged Coulter's line, although he admitted he disagreed with it.

"You know what, I love Ann Coulter," Mencia said. "And I really mean that. She is so great at what she does. You are truly the best and I am saying that with all of the compliments in the world. You know how to rile people up. You know how to get people to say, ‘I can't believe she said that!' But, you know, that's a great opinion. I don't agree with it but it's a great opinion."