OZZY OSBOURNE was the star guest of President Bush at a White House dinner yesterday (Saturday, May 4).
Legendary rocker Osbourne, currently starring in MTV documentary ‘The Osbournes’, even provided some humorous material for President Bush’s speech for the Correspondent’s Association dinner. The speech is traditionally the one occasion where the US president fills his address with gags, usually at the expense of fellow politicians.
During a slide show presented to the audience of journalists and celebrities by the president, one of the slides appeared to show vice president Dick Cheney urinating on his Oval office door. The joke was, in fact, aimed at Osbourne. In 1982, the rock star received a lifetime ban from the state of Texas after he was arrested for urinating on the Alamo memorial.
At this point in the speech, Osbourne stood up and waved and was greeted with cheers from the audience. President Bush responded by adding: “Okay, Ozzy – might have been a mistake.”
Other celebrities in the audience included actors Harrison Ford and Glenn Close.