We spotted a very jovial David Rubenstein yukking it up near the front row of the White House Correspondents dinner this weekend. Carlyle Group is not a partisan firm so much as a Washington firm—the PE house has had Republican and Democrat heavyweights on its roster, ranging from George Bush, Sr., to Mack McLarty, who was President Clinton’s chief of staff and Arthur Levitt, Clinton’s SEC Chairman appointee. Plus, co-founder David Rubenstein himself was part of the Carter Administration.
View him around 5:30 below. For the highlights from President Obama’s Daily-Show-written jokes, go here.