Jewish World Review Nov. 6, 2008 / 8 Mar-Cheshvan 5769
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Barack Obama won election to be the forty-fourth president of the United States on Tuesday. It was a campaign launched by his opposition to the war. Barack Obama was so annoyed that President Bush doesn't have an exit strategy that he gave him one.
Barack Obama won Tuesday by carrying states that were traditionally Republican strongholds as well as New England and the West Coast. It was a victory of historic proportions. For the second time in her life, Michelle Obama was proud of her country.
Barack Obama had a huge event in Chicago's Grant Park Tuesday. Forty years ago during the Democratic convention, the park was filled with hippies and Black Power groups. They had no idea they'd be back forty years later as senior campaign advisors.
Joe Biden got to vote for himself twice on Tuesday in Delaware. He was running both for vice president and for re-election as U.S. senator. When Joe Biden says on the campaign trail that he's concerned about unemployment, he's not talking about you.
The Center for Media said Monday that late-night comics told seven times more jokes on Republicans than on Democrats. Think it through. John McCain took public financing and the only way he could get any airtime was to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Bill and Hillary Clinton spent Monday in Minnesota stumping for Senate candidate Al Franken. He's a former Saturday Night Live cast member. Who would have guessed that Saturday Night Live would have a bigger stake in this election than Wall Street?
Fox News Channel won the ratings among cable news networks election night. The coverage was scrupulously neutral. However, every ten minutes it was interrupted by a commercial for Cialis or Viagra, so everyone thinks we're getting screwed either way.
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