From Politico's Click:
Jay Leno is in line to headline this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, POLITICO has learned.
It wouldn’t be a first for Leno — he was the featured talent in 2004. But it would come at a time of late-night musical chairs with NBC's Conan O'Brien.
At the time, Bush was reported to have gotten a good chuckle out of Leno's repertoire. Would Leno get the same response from President Obama?
We may see come May 1.
The White House Correspondents’ Association is apparently not on team CoCo. The WHCA, which hosts the popular annual dinner where the press corp and various celebs get to mingle with the President, announced today that Jay Leno would be emceeing this year’s dinner. Not great timing to be sure: an unpopular comedian joking about a suddenly unpopular President. Probably not the sort of mood lightener Obama was hoping for.
According to CNN Leno was asked to fill the spot — perhaps made most famous by Stephen Colbert back in 2006 — prior to the whole debacle with NBC. Not everyone is thrilled by the choice, though judging from Leno’s last appearance at the dinner the President need not worry to much about coming under to harsh a comedic fire.