HuffPost Set To Have World’s Most Awkward White House Correspondents’ Dinner Table
2:30 pm, April 10th | by Laura Donovan
As much as we’d love to attend the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner, we’re actually pretty relieved we won’t be going, as the awkwardness of the Huffington Post table will probably be felt throughout the entire room.
HuffPost‘s guests have about as much in common as we do with fireflies, so conversations at the table are likely to be more painful than having one’s teeth pulled. Palms will sweat, heart beats will skyrocket, and faux text messaging is sure to ensue with this batch of table attendees:
Sandra Fluke, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s favorite gal
Dakota Fanning, the actress who fancied herself an adult at age six
Daniel Day Lewis, the scary man from “There Will Be Blood”
Rebecca Miller, Day Lewis’s wife
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, a telepathic waitress and vampire on “True Blood”
Darren Criss, who sings on “Glee”
Nasim Pedrad, a “Saturday Night Live” comedienne
Eric Holder, the Attorney General
Sen. Rand Paul, the son of presidential candidate Ron Paul and a Kentucky politician
Dan Pfeiffer, White House communications director
Any guesses on which people will gravitate towards each other for small talk? Fluke and Paul can bond over being talked about on Limbaugh’s show (too bad Chelsea Clinton won’t be at the table to join in on the conversation!), Fanning and Paquin can connect over acting, and perhaps Criss can give Day Lewis some singing pointers. At the very least, Day Lewis will have his spouse to talk to and Pedrad can crack a joke to break the ice. As reporters, we love chatting and are skilled at generating discussions, but we’re spent on talking points here. To the HuffPost guests: Good luck trying not to die of awkwardness or discomfort.