The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Uh oh, the White House Cor­re­spon­dents’ Din­ner is less than two weeks off. This means that the press, pun­dits, po­lit­i­cal op­er­a­tives, law­mak­ers, mil­i­tary brass, broad­cast­ers, pol­icy wonks and cu­ri­ous celebri­ties are be­gin­ning to fid­get over an an­nual spring rite that draws 3,000 “cor­re­spon­dents” to the na­tion’s cap­i­tal. Yes, there will be pre-par­ties, pre-pre-par­ties, post-par­ties, imi­ta­tion par­ties and par­ody par­ties.

The hoi pol­loi will gaze in won­der at “The Beast” — Pres­i­dent Obama’s ar­mored limou­sine that is typ­i­cally parked out­side the big party on the big night. Selfie-snap­ping gawk­ers will scream as fa­mous and sort-of-fa­mous folks stroll the red car­pet past a wall of cam­eras.

But there’s an au­then­tic wild card in the mix this year: Now there’s a fea­ture-length movie about it all. Pa­trick Gavin — a vet­eran po­lit­i­cal jour­nal­ist who left his job at

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