Humor is a huge part of life, and now it has become a large part of the 2008 election. From the many television shows Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Late Show with David Letterman have been weighing in on the election through their humorous comments and reporting. They are keeping people interested in the election, and might have an effect on this election, to what extent we will have to wait and see. One thing is for sure, these jokes sure do make the people smile.
Here are some of the top jokes:
Jay Leno, ““President Bush spoke at a campaign rally in support of John McCain. They raised millions and millions of dollars, most of which will be used to repair the damage of President Bush supporting John McCain at a campaign rally. So it’s kind of a wash”
David Letterman, “”And how about last night on all the major television networks, Barack Obama has a half-hour infomercial TV special. I mean, thank God. It’s about time this guy got some media coverage, don’t you think?”
Bill Maher, “Sarah Palin was asked a question by a third grader and she got it wrong. She apparently still does not know what the vice president does … She says he or she runs the Senate. No, not in this country. You know I would never accuse George Bush of being a bright man, but when he was elected, at least he knew which building to show up to.”
Here are some video’s about the candidates:
This type of commentary on the election, and the candidate’s are changing the normal format of reporting, and it’s a refreshing breathe to the constant political ad’s played on the television. They have held interests in this election, and have had the country laughing with them. With the strong emotions on both sides of the parties’ voters, it is important for the lighter side of the election to be displayed, and I think that in this election these shows have done just that. Although it is unclear what the effects of these humorous remarks will be, we do know that they sure have made this election fun!