I have some small insight into Barack Obama’s well-received comic speech to the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington on Saturday night since I was there. More specifically, I was sitting near Larry Summers, who is director of the Council of Economic Advisers, when he was singled out by Mr Obama.
The general practice is that news organisations invite outsiders to join them and, while some go for Hollywood stars, the FT tends to be rather serious and invite business executives and officials. So he was at one our our tables. Read more