July 19th, 2012

Congress offended

Making Fun of Politics, or: Shooting Fish in a Barrel

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

            I’m sure most of you wondered why I haven’t commented on politics lately, what with this being a Presidential election year and all. You didn’t? Huh.

            I guess no one cares, which is also the reason why we keep putting the same bozos back into those plush Washington offices.

But to a humor columnist, getting material from the political world is like being handed the keys to the chocolate factory: There’s just so much wonderful stuff there, you don’t know where to start.

            It’s a deadly serious business, but it’s also so ridiculous. It’s said that democracy is the worst possible political system – except for all the others – but it’s the best for writers looking to make fun of something.           

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