Updated Jan 27, 2019 - Politics & Policy

John Kerry's Alfalfa dinner jokes


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At last night's Alfalfa Club dinner — a black-tie cotillion for titans of government and business — physician and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist [corrected] pretended to give a grim, gloved medical exam to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The big picture: Don't worry. That's not the fun part. The dinner is off-camera and off the record, but a little bird tells me that former Secretary of State John Kerry, the outgoing Alfalfa president, had a patter that included these lines: "Donald Trump could be the first president to go to the inaugural of his successor in a limo with license plates made by his campaign manager."

  • "I watched the Oscar nominations a few days ago. And afterwards every single actor said what a great honor it was just to be nominated. ... Trust me: It’s not."
  • Roger Stone has "always been controversial. I remember when he got caught advertising for sex in bondage and swingers magazines. So, yesterday morning probably wasn’t the first time he started his day in handcuffs."

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