Correspondent’s Dinner

I’m a little behind in the news and finally got around to seeing Steven Colbert’s roast followed by the two Bush’s making their speech on CSPAN.

I have to say that, although the President and I disagree on just about everything (frankly, I think it’s because he never listens to my advice), we agree that it is sometimes very important to be able to laugh at yourself. I thought both speeches were hysterical, including the President’s parts, and politics aside, it took some guts to get up there and do that.

I still wish he would take my advice every once and a while, after all, when I wrote him after 9-11, he wrote back and his letter indicated that “I am interested in what the American people have to say.” Was I wrong to interpret that as me? Should I stop signing my letters, “Sincerely, Jamie T. Rubin, Advisor to the President”?

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.