At Washington’s Gridiron Dinner: “There was both shock and relief when Chris Sununu, the Republican speaker, weighed in on Donald Trump”

From a Washington Post story by Roxanne Roberts headlined “At the Gridiron dinner, a Republican governor roasted Trump”:

There’s a concept called “nostalgia for the future”: a yearning hope that what’s to come might be as comforting as the warm and fuzzy parts of the past. So it is in Washington, where — always, but especially now — the A-list crowd nurtures a persistent and stubborn belief that everything is going to be all right.

The Gridiron Club Dinner—the Nerd Super Bowl—Is Tonight in Washington

From Politico Playbook by Eugene Daniels:

Today is the day. The Nerd Super Bowl. The unofficial kickoff to the D.C. version of awards season: the Gridiron Club dinner — a slimmed-down, more exclusive, white-tie version of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — is tonight, back in person for the first time since 2019.

  • Typically, the president attends, but we’re told President JOE BIDEN is not scheduled to appear in person. (VP KAMALA HARRIS is not slated to attend, either.) According to our sources, a script for a pre-taped Biden video greeting was written up, though the White House wouldn’t comment on if the president actually shot it at some point Friday.