Thursday, July 17, 2008


UPDATE: below

Comic Andy Borowitz:
Saying he is "sympathetic to late night comedians' struggle to find jokes to make about me," Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) today issued a list of official campaign-approved Barack Obama jokes.

The five jokes, which Sen. Obama said he is making available to all comedians free of charge, are as follows:
  1. Barack Obama and a kangaroo pull up to a gas station. The gas station attendant takes one look at the kangaroo and says, "You know, we don't get many kangaroos here." Barack Obama replies, "At these prices, I'm not surprised. That's why we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil."

  2. A traveling salesman knocks on the door of a farmhouse, and much to his surprise, Barack Obama answers the door. The salesman says, "I was expecting the farmer's daughter." Barack Obama replies, "She's not here. The farm was foreclosed on because of subprime loans that are making a mockery of the American Dream."

  3. A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Why the long face?" Barack Obama replies, "His jockey just lost his health insurance, which should be the right of all Americans."

  4. Q: What's black and white and red all over?
    Barack Obama: The New Yorker magazine, which should be embarrassed after publishing such a tasteless and offensive cover, which I reject and denounce.

  5. A Christian, a Jew and Barack Obama are in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean. Barack Obama says, "This joke isn't going to work because there's no Muslim in this boat."

Assistant Village Idiot posts more Obama jokes.

(via reader Ken R.)


Assistant Village Idiot said...

I just posted a similar list of my own, bemoaning the fact that it is so hard to stay ahead of the curve on this one.

I hate you all.

GW said...

You might want to check out Bookworm Room. She haw a pretty impressive collection at this point.

OBloodyHell said...

You both missed one:

"Why are you looking here when the joke is in your campaign?"