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President Obama Cracks Salmon Joke in 'State of the Union' Speech (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 26th 2011 6:20AM
Obama Jokes During 'State of the Union'Anecdotes and examples from the citizenry are common in the annual State of the Union address. But jokes -- not so much. "Salmon" became a buzzword after President Obama's 'State of the Union' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC) speech, when he used a joke about the fish to exemplify excessive government bureaucracy.

"The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they're in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they're in saltwater," Obama said. "I hear it gets even more complicated once they're smoked," he quipped.

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