Comment: This dinner is a grotesque circus of corruption

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This dinner is a grotesque circus of corruption

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, shares a laugh with Steven Spielberg while attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

In this May 1, 2004, file photo President George W. Bush laughs as comedian Jay Leno tells jokes at the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner In Washington. Bush narrated a slide show at the dinner that included a photo of himself hunting around in the Oval Office and then quipped, "Those weapons of mass destruction gotta be somewhere." Critics said it was a callous and cynical joke, given all those who had died in the Iraq war. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)