Another thing I've seen mentioned a fair amount recently is how it's hard for comedians to make fun of Obama. I don't really know that that's true, but I think a lot of political humor is kind of lazy. I mean, how many "hey, McCain is old" jokes have you heard? Not to say that it isn't a problem that there's a good chance our country will elect a president who's too much of an old fogey to know how to use the Internet, but aren't a lot of those jokes the same ones that everybody made about Bob Dole? (Fortunately for McCain, he has the good sense not to refer to himself in the third person.) A lot of the "gee, isn't this guy dumb?" jokes about Dubya are pretty similar to Dan Quayle jokes, too. And that's just going by my own narrow frame of reference. I'm sure a lot of those jokes are much older than that, as are the "What a lech!" jokes most recently applied to Bill Clinton. Sure, it's fine to use the classics on occasion, but can't we come up with any more original political jokes?
Oh, and happy belated birthday to jenhime!