POLITICS
01/24/2012 10:20 pm ET | Updated Jan 24, 2012

Obama Makes 'Spilled Milk' Joke During 2012 State Of The Union (VIDEO)

Few would say that President Obama's State of the Union address was funny. But he did, at one point, try to make a joke:

We've already announced over 500 reforms, and just a fraction of them will save business and citizens more than $10 billion over the next five years. We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill -- because milk was somehow classified as an oil. With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.

The joke wasn't really a hit. The audience let out a very audible groan, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was caught on the C-SPAN camera doing the rimshot gesture.

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