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Late Night Political Humor

“The U.S. Post Office announced they could run out of cash by the end of the year. They said they’re in serious danger of becoming a bank. That’s how bad it is.” -Jay Leno

“Aren’t you tired of bad economic news, ladies and gentlemen? Well, here is some good economic news. President Obama has a great new economic plan. Here’s what he’s going to do. He’s going to make all the cabinet members that he has selected pay their back taxes.” -David Letterman

“Today, Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination for secretary of health and human services after being forced to pay $128,000 in back taxes. Daschle was extremely upset because now it looks like he paid his taxes for nothin’!” -Jay Leno

“Earlier today, Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination to be the Health and Human Services Secretary after it was revealed he didn’t pay back taxes. Yeah. So, President Obama says now it’s down to his second and third choices, Willie Nelson and Wesley Snipes.” -Conan O’Brien

“Tom Daschle has withdrawn his cabinet nomination because he had some tax problems. Forgot about $150,000. Remember the old days, when politicians got in trouble for having sex with pages. Those days seem pretty sweet now, don’t they?” -David Letterman

“You know what really did Tom Daschle in? It turns out there are now pictures of him partying with Michael Phelps.” -Jay Leno

“And tax problems for another Obama nominee. Nancy Killefer has withdrawn her nomination as White House chief performance officer. Not only did she not pay her taxes, she had a tax lien put on her house by the government. Where is Obama getting these nominees? Old episodes of ‘Cops’?” -Jay Leno

“I tell you, the economy is so bad, even people who have nothing to do with the Obama administration aren’t paying their taxes.” -Jay Leno

“And it was on this very day in 1690 that the very first paper money in America was issued in Massachusetts. It was issued by a man named Merrill Lynch, who used the money to give himself the first huge bonus.” -Jay Leno

“The New York Post is reporting that Bernard Madoff’s family is so upset with his actions in this Ponzi scheme, they’re thinking of changing the family name to something less offensive, like bin Laden.” -Jay Leno

“Apparently, the President has a half brother named George Obama, who lives in Kenya, and George Obama was arrested on Saturday for possession of marijuana. He was walking around the village telling people his brother was the President, so they assumed he was high and arrested him.” -Jimmy Kimmel

“How great is that, though? One brother is the President of the United States, the other is a stoner in Kenya. If that isn’t a sitcom, I don’t know what is.” -Jimmy Kimmel

“And by the way, is Africa really the place you want to get the munchies? It isn’t.” -Jimmy Kimmel

“Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is on the show tonight, ladies and gentlemen. I hope that thing on his head doesn’t bite me.” -David Letterman

“I like Blagojevich. He looks like your neighbor who never returns the tools. Blagojevich looks like a guy at K-Mart who says, ‘The best we can do is store credit.'” -David Letterman

“This is kind of frightening. Al Gore told Congress last week the global warming scenario is worse than previously predicted. Worse than predicted? Wasn’t the first prediction we’re all going to fry to death? Huh? What’s worse than that? Is it going to be humid, too? Is that it?” -Jay Leno

“And the Smithsonian Institute wants the hat that Aretha Franklin wore at President Obama’s inauguration. They want to put the hat on display, and they will take possession of the hat as soon as they can build a new wing to house it. ” -Jay Leno

“This weekend, the Republican National Committee elected their first-ever African-American chairman. His name is Michael Steele, or as he’s known in the Republican Party, ‘the black guy.'” -Conan O’Brien

“Sen. John McCain is denying a rumor that his wife Cindy will be a contestant on the upcoming season of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ When asked why, McCain said: ‘Dance? Are you kidding? I’ve never even seen her blink.'” -Conan O’Brien

“The producers of this year’s Academy Awards are worried about the ratings, so they are making several changes to the show to try to increase viewership. For instance, this year’s broadcast will be called ‘American Idol Presents the Oscars, Hosted by Barack Obama.'” -Conan O’Brien

“President Obama, before Sunday’s Super Bowl, did an interview with Matt Lauer, during which he predicted the Steelers would win a squeaker, and sure enough, they did. So it’s a shame he didn’t bet the deficit on the game.” -Jimmy Kimmel

“It was a great day for us here at the show but not a great day for Batman, or as he’s known in real life, actor Christian Bale. Bale was all over the Internet today. Have you heard that tape? We can’t play it for you, because some of the language is not appropriate for TV. Almost everyone who’s heard this tape says it’s offensive, but former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich disagreed, calling it ‘amateur,’ and ‘not cussy enough.'” -Craig Ferguson