Bush tweaks candidates at correspondents' dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- None of the three candidates eyeing President Bush's job showed up for the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, but they were not forgotten.

The president noted Senator John McCain's absence, saying "he probably wanted to distance himself," adding that, "he's not alone. Jenna's moving out too."

As for Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, Bush said, "Hillary Clinton couldn't get in because of sniper fire and Senator Obama's at church."

The after-dinner entertaiment was provided by new American and host of CBS' "Late Late Show" Craig Ferguson. He asked Bush what he was going to do after leaving office, then suggested, "You could look for a job with more vacation time."

Of the vice president, Ferguson said Dick Cheney "is already moving out of his residence. It takes longer than you think to pack up an entire dungeon."

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