Tom Brokaw is not a Lindsay Lohan fan (like he’s the only one). Though it happened a year ago, he’s still pissed that Lohan was invited to The White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Yeah, WTF? I hear ya Mr. Brokaw. Greta Van Susteren, of Fox News, invited her. Another WTF. I’m still amazed that even though Lohan can’t get a job she can get invited to events like these and also guest on a huge talkshow like Letterman. Shit is so weird.
Politico asked Mr. Brokaw about who he would like to see at the dinner, which is tomorrow, which I guess is the reason why he took this little trip down memory lane. Here’s his view on the dinner and its guests (via Entertainment Weekly):
Somewhere along the line, it began to freewheel out of control. … It became more of a tabloid kind of dinner. There was more dignity at my daughter’s junior prom than there is [in] what I’m seeing on CSPAN. … And for me, the breaking point was Lindsay Lohan. She became a big star at the White House Correspondents’ dinner… give me a break.
So who were his favorite guests?
The original cast of Saturday Night Live came down and it was a big hit… It was Chevy [Chase], John Belushi … it was appropriate. They did a lot of political stuff and it kind of raised, if you will, the profile of The White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Yeah, Chevy Chase is definitely the way to go if you want to have a high-brow event.
Here are more photos of Lohan from the White House dinner last year. I cannot believe she wore a floor-length low-cut black halter gown.