Saturday, November 8, 2008

Political Humorists Worry

They fear they are entering years of nothing to make fun of in the administration.  
Jon Stewart has warned that we should all be aware that if he makes jokes that refer to Barack Obama's race, they should no more be taken as jokes about all black people than the jokes he has made about George Bush should be taken as jokes about all mentally challenged people.
This morning on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, they were able to find some good humor -- talking about how "Barack Obama gets to be the guy who cleans up after eight years of a drunken frat party".  And how "Sarah Palin was defeated on Tuesday along with the old white guy who kept following her around."  And, my favorite, since she has four years now to cram, "Sarah Palin is moving her family to a new house, this one with a view of a library."
But actually, all the above jokes are still about the lame duck administration.  
Yes, it could be a dry time for the comedians, but what a great time it will be for the rest of us.

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