Obama ribs ambitious governors at WH dinner: ‘Make yourselves at home’

Obama ribs ambitious governors at WH dinner: ‘Make yourselves at home’

President Obama poked a little fun at certain state politicians who harbor presidential ambitions during a dinner he hosted at the White House Sunday night for the National Governors Association.

Obama began his remarks by telling the governors to make themselves at home during their time that evening at the White House.

“I’m sure some of you are thinking that’s been the plan all along,” he said to laughs.

He then read a quote about a governor who swore he would be contented to remain in that office.

“Of course, that was Teddy Roosevelt,” Obama quipped. “I guess plans change.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican and a top GOP contender to run for president in 2016, was at a nearby table seated next to Vice President Joe Biden.

On a more serious note, Obama told the crowd he looked forward to working with many of the governors gathered in the State Room Dining Room on his “year of action” agenda on everything from “education to health care to climate change” and said he has already enjoyed working with many of them.

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