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Late Night Political Humor

Sarah Palin

“According to expense reports, Sarah Palin charged the state of Alaska over $21,000 for her children to travel with her on official business. In fairness to Governor Palin, when she leaves them home alone, they get pregnant.” -Seth Meyers

“I’m sure you’ve heard that your average hockey mom, Sarah Palin, went through $150,000 of Republican Party money to get a wardrobe. That’s a lot of money to give Joe Six-Pack a hard-on, don’t you think? Wow. And 20 grand just on makeup. The lipstick she puts on her pig costs $200 a tube.” -Bill Maher

“So, just to recap here, the Republican National Committee took money from hardworking Americans, right? They spent it on designer clothes and glasses and handbags for Sarah Palin, so she could go out there on the stump and stop that bastard Obama from spreading the wealth.” -Bill Maher

“On top of that, in turns out the highest-paid person in the McCain campaign? Not the campaign manager, not the pollsters: Palin’s makeup artist. I’m not kidding. The highest-paid person, she flies to every city where Palin appears. And McCain? He just gets the local gal who does the funeral home. No, it’s not as bad as it sounds. The makeup girl is also Palin’s top foreign policy adviser.” -Bill Maher

The Campaign

“The economy has become the central issue in this presidential campaign. I haven’t heard one word about fencing in the Mexicans in months, right?” -Jimmy Kimmel

“I’m sure you heard this story, the ‘B’ girl, the young woman in Pennsylvania who got mugged yesterday, works for the McCain campaign, claimed a big scary black man attacked her at the ATM and then carved a ‘B,’ a backwards ‘B’ in her face. Well, today, she admitted that she made the whole thing up. … Of course, the police knew she was lying all along, because she told this outlandish tale about having money in the bank.” -Bill Maher

“John McCain has, for some reason, decided to build his final push around Joe the plumber. Now, this guy Joe, we learned last week, is not a licensed plumber and his name isn’t even Joe, but that didn’t stop the McCain campaign from naming him their unofficial mascot. Why they’d name a plumber a mascot for a campaign that’s down the toilet already, I don’t know.” -Jimmy Kimmel

“Meanwhile, his running mate, Sarah Palin said in Washington, D.C., yesterday that the election is in God’s hands now. Isn’t that what you say to a prisoner who’s about to be executed?” -Jimmy Kimmel

“John McCain said this week that he does not plan to make his election night remarks in a hotel ballroom, but rather on the hotel lawn to a select group of journalists. The speech is reportedly titled, ‘Hey you damn kids, get off my lawn!'” -Seth Meyers

“Nationally, the Republican ticket trails in every major poll, and some by as many as ten points, so the McCain campaign is now focusing on a last-ditch strategy that involves three major parts. Number one, strengthen the support in the states that Bush won in ’04. Number two, flip Pennsylvania back from blue to red. And third, pray for an earthquake that will dump California into the Pacific Ocean. If all those things happen, he’s got a pretty good shot.” -Jimmy Kimmel