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Wanda Sykes's Hottest WHCD Zingers

Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Comedian Wanda Sykes delivered one of the edgier routines in the history of the correspondents' dinner Saturday night. Here are her hot-button lines, broken down by crowd reaction.

The big-laugh line: "The first black president! [pause] That's until you screw up. And then it's going to be, 'What's up with the half-white guy?'"

The ooooooh line (on Sarah Palin, an invited guest who canceled): "She pulled out at the last minute. Someone should tell her that's not how you practice abstinence."

The "ouch" line (on Michelle Obama's England trip): "You over there pattin' the queen on the back like she just slid into home plate."

The oh-no-she-didn't line (on Rush Limbaugh saying he hopes Obama fails, which she equated to saying he hopes America fails): "I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker. But he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight."

Any regrets for the Rush jokes, which inspired a day of heated cable-news debate? "They invited me because of who I am," Sykes told our colleague Richard Leiby, "and I didn't want to disappoint."

By The Reliable Source  |  May 10, 2009; 6:01 PM ET
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Poor Rush baby. He probably got his itty bitty feelings hurt. After all he is Mr. Sensitive.

Posted by: merrylees | May 10, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was supposed to be a roast to the Messiah? Seems to be a joke on conservatives which, doesn't surprise me. It's okay when liberals call for the death of somebody. In fact, it's just too funny when liberals make fun of other people because they're just sooo tolerant. This president is very tacky and classless. In fact, his whole administration is tacky and classless.

Posted by: tcdifla | May 11, 2009 5:49 AM | Report abuse

Why is anyone surprised at what a lowlife lesbian halfwit like Sykes has to say, or Obama's and the media's reaction to it?
The double standard exists, as illustrated by the heat David Feherity is taking over his comment about Pelosi, Reid and their buddy Bin Laden.
As a military retiree, I can tell you David was right on the money.

Posted by: LarryG621 | May 11, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

WAY TO GO WANDA !!!!!!!! You just shouldn't have sugar coated everything so much, let em have it all. You know how none of em served, and Rush the low life, common bred that thinks that what this country went through the last 8 years is just great, when his weight is 3X his IQ and McCains Black mesa corruptions & savings and loan and the great x wife he dumped and how the corrupt supreme court appointed by the other bush and even worse, reagan, whose mostly ruination of the country and the last one who is still AWOL, none of which have worked or served. It's time to take back what these little rich kids have bluffed the poor people of this land out of, the list of corruption is endless with these little yale cheerleaders and wimps ! Someone should throw the whole shoe store at'em !!!! WAY TO GO WANDA FOR TELLING THE TRUTH, IT IS ALWAYS WAY BETTER THAN FICTION, YOU GO GIRL..........

Posted by: billy16 | May 11, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

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