QUOTED: Obama Jokes About Needing a Fake ID

Mel Brooks and Barack Obama

Alex Brandon/AP

updated 12/07/2009 AT 1:35 PM ET

originally published 12/07/2009 AT 2:05 PM ET

"I was telling [Mel Brooks] that I went to see Blazing Saddles when I was 10. And he pointed out that I think, according to the ratings, I should not have been allowed in the theater. That’s true. I think I had a fake ID. But the statute of limitations has passed."

• President Barack Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, joking about having to sneak in to see Brooks’s famed 1974 comedy.


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