Last night President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)'s National Dinner in Washington, DC, and spent much of his time at the podium raving about his meal. "The dinner rolls were absolutely divine," he said. "The little potatoes—well, I need to get that seasoning recipe before I leave here tonight. And the peas and carrots had the perfect amount of butter on them. I remember when I was really little, like maybe five or six, my mother used to drop a whole inch-thick cube of butter on my peas and carrots, which turned them into a fattening, greasy soup. I always told her, 'Ma,' I said, 'if you want me to eat my vegetables, you gotta lighten up on the Land o'Lakes. My arteries, man.' But she never acknowledged my simple requests, and now I bear the emotional scars of feeling invisible during my formative years."
Sadly, this video—which is slightly out-of-sync, sorry!—doesn't include the president's lengthy food review. But it does include the parts where he talks about his administration's successes in achieving more rights for the GLBT community, vows to continue the fight, calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, and takes Republican presidential candidates to task for failing to stand up for gay people in the military. "You want to be Commander-in-Chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it's not politically convenient," he said to much applause. [YouTube]