Palin's Not Coming to Dinner

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will not be rubbing elbows with President Obama at the White House Press Correspondents Dinner this weekend as originally planned. She declared a state of emergency because of flooding in Eagle, Alaska. “It’s basically wiped out a town,” said her spokesman. Poor excuse! Another persona non grata who is surprisingly grata and will still attend is Alberto Gonzales. The Washington Post reports, “You might think Gonzo would be a little bashful about showing up at a place that will be jam-packed full of the new guard in the Obama administration and the very Democrats in Congress who drove him from office. But no, he'll be there all right this Saturday night. Gonzales is a confirmed guest of the Houston Chronicle, his old hometown paper.”