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Jay Leno, Obama at White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Leno's Blaogjevich joke

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WASHINGTON--Comic Jay Leno's routine at the White House Correspondents Association dinner on Saturday night included a shot at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Leno, speaking after President Obama said he had the "distinct honor" of being "the only person on the panel not subpoenaed by Rod Blagojevich.''

And this: "As you know, the president has the most diverse staff in history. They represent every ward of Chicago, and I think that is fantastic," Leno quipped.

The Blagojevich reference is about the failed bid by Blagojevich, facing federal corruption charges to subpoena Obama in a case that involves, among other charges, that Blagojevich tried to sell Obama's former Senate seat. Blagojevich has subpoenaed Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said last week he was not subpoenaed.

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