Late Night Snark: Post Election Edition

  • Attention passengers: The Straight Talk Express is no longer in service….  Barack Obama is our new president.  I think I speak for everybody when I say, “Anybody mind if he starts a little early?”…  At the end of the night, the electoral vote count was 349 for Obama, 148 for McCain.  Or as Fox News says: “too close to call.”David Letterman
  • People were worried about the Bradley effect.  Apparently, it was not nearly as strong as the Bush effect.Jay Leno
  • You know who I blame  The Large Hadron Collider.  It is the world’s largest and highest particle accelerator.  You may remember we were warned that it could create a black hole and destroy the Earth.  Consider this: it launched in mid-September, when John McCain was leading in the polls.  I believe it jolted us into a parallel universe that was exactly like our own, only Barack Obama is president and the Phillies are world champions.Stephen Colbert
  • Yesterday, first lady Laura Bush called Michelle Obama and invited her and her young daughters to the White House.  Laura Bush told Mrs. Obama, “While I give you a tour, the girls can watch SpongeBob with the president.”Conan O’Brien
  • We’re all very happy except Sean Hannity, who is too busy in the bathroom crying.Fox News’s Chris Wallace on The Daily Show
  • People all over the world are celebrating Obama’s victory.   Sarah Palin watched the Russians celebrating from her house….  Sen. John McCain’s concession speech was beautiful.   It was dignified, and it was classy.  And I think the reason for that is he didn’t let Palin say anything.Craig Ferguson
  • President Bush called Barack Obama to congratulate him….  Obama thanked Bush for his call and for all he did to help Obama get elected.Jimmy Kimmel
  • But right about now Joe the plumber is meeting with his transition team.  They’re going to help ease him from obscurity back to oblivion.David Letterman
via email from John Treworgy, Mon, 10 Nov 2008 06:15:06 -0800