US President George W Bush poked fun at his potential successors during his last White House Correspondents' Association dinner. The president said he was surprised they were not in the audience before making jokes at their expense.
Referring to Republican candidate John McCain's absence, he said: "He probably wanted to distance himself from me a little bit."
The annual dinner dates back to 1924 and is attended by media personalities, celebrities and politicians. President Bush also put forward mock excuses on behalf of the Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Taking a jibe at controversies which have dogged their campaigns, he said: "Hillary Clinton couldn't get in because of sniper fire and Senator Obama's at church."
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