For four years, we've heard from comedians that they don't tell jokes about Obama because, well, there's nothing funny about Obama. Or, they're afraid to. He's soooooooooooooooooooooo serious and important, or something. Or, maybe, they're so liberal they're afraid that joking about an eminently jokable (is that a word?) president who happens to be half-black makes them racist. Yeah, fuck that. Finally, in recent weeks, Jay Leno has found the scandals swirling about the White House to be worthy of a couple wisecracks, as Newsbusters points out:
Good to see Barry finally getting at least a little of the derisive treatment that the previous 43 presidents got.JAY LENO: Well, let's see what's going on. Hey, Snoop is back in the news. Not Snoop Dogg, Snoop Obama. Yeah, Snoop Obama. A big change at the White House today. They closed the gift shop and opened a Verizon store. Yeah.Well, this has become a huge controversy after it was revealed that the National Security Agency seized millions of Verizon phone records, and of course this has caused a panic among civil libertarians, constitutional scholars and cheating husbands everywhere. Oh my God.How ironic is that? We wanted a president that listens to all Americans - now we have one. Yeah.Actually, President Obama clarified the situation today. He said no one is listening to your phone calls. The president said it's not what the program is all about. You know, like the IRS isn’t about targeting certain political groups. That's not what it's about!I mean what's going on? The White House has looked into our phone records, checking our computers, monitoring our e-mails. When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? When did that happen? When did that happen? When did that happen?You know, I'll tell you, if Obama wants to put this snooping thing to good use, how about spying on the IRS next time they throw a $4 million party. Why don't you do that one? Yes, exactly, exactly. Find out about that. Yeah.