White House Rips Sykes' 9/11-Limbaugh Joke

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2009 7:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today distanced the administration from 9/11-related comments made by comedian Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondents dinner, Politico reports. Some things “are better left for serious reflection,” Gibbs said. “There's no doubt 9/11 is part of that.” Sykes suggested that “Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight.”