Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Obama's Smoked Salmon

Obama's biggest line of the night seemed to be the one about the smoked salmon.

I tried smoking a salmon once. I couldn't keep it lit!

Update: The line:
the Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they’re in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them in when they’re in saltwater. And I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked.


  1. The Salmon spends some of its life in salt water and fresh water and in no way is protected by the Interior Department. Because it spends part of its life in salt water, the Commerce Department takes full responsibility for the salmon’s safety. I think Obama messed that one up a little bit!

  2. There may be quite a bit of fact checking going on about "the salmon line" (That might be a good name for his high speed rail project?). "Obama smoked salmon" seems to have been a very popular search last night.

  3. I thought the "smoked salmon" line was hilarious! I don't think that I've ever laughed out loud during a State of the Union speech due to mirth rather than cynicism.

  4. Maybe Obama has a future in stand up once his gig here is up in 2012?

  5. It's never good to fish for laughs.

  6. You might want to check out this great response to Obama's statement about smoked salmon:



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