Abbott & Costello Visit the White House:Hu’s On, First

By: E&P Staff

Proving that old comedy routines are timeless, this afternoon’s briefing for the Washington press corps at the White House opened with a kind of homage to Abbott & Costello’s classic baseball schtick.

Press Secretary Scott McClellan: “Good afternoon. I want to begin with one world leader call from earlier today. The President had a good conversation with President Hu of China.”

Q “Who?”

Q “Who?”

McClellan: “Here we go.” (Laughter.) “You all need to go home and pack, and get ready for the trip. “

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