An article in The Economist (of all places) talks about the difficulty comedians are having making jokes about Obama:
- David Letterman says that Obama is “cogent, eloquent, and in complete command of the issues. What the hell am I supposed to do with that?”
- Bill Mayer complains that Obama is “not fat, not cheating on his wife, not stupid, not angry and not a phoney.”
The two exceptions — who have the guts to make fun of Obama — seem to be The Onion, and Obama himself. The Onion greeted Obama’s election victory with the headline “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job”. And Obama joked that during his second 100 days in office, he would “design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days” and “strongly consider losing my cool”.