Presidential Election Fodder For Tv Comics


All right. So we don't know who our next president will be, and we don't even know if all the mounting legal snarls will be untangled by Inauguration Day. But it's not like there's nothing we can do about it.

We can laugh.

Below are some of the funniest comments made by America's late-night comics regarding our current presidential pickle.

Just remember, if you can't laugh at an election that could conceivable destroy the entire American political system, what can you laugh at?

"Here's the question you have to ask yourself: Are you better off now than you were two days ago?" David Letterman

Darrell Hammond, portraying Bill Clinton on "Saturday Night Live": "Do we really need a president? I'm a hard act to follow. Let's do it, America ... four years without a president!"

SNL's "Weekend Update" reported that "after the most extensive recount in American history, the results are finally in: Bob Dole beat Bill Clinton in 1996."

"It was reported today that the television ratings on election night were the highest in 40 years. The television networks are thrilled, and as a result, they promised to incorrectly call the election from now on." Conan O'Brien, NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien

"Doctors say there is a condition for the state that the country is in. They're calling it electile dysfunction." Jay Leno

"The No. 3 way the United States would be different without a president: Entire country would operate as inefficiently as the state of Florida." David Letterman, from "The Late Show's" Top 10 List

"Controversy over the double-punched ballots in Florida. Election officials became concerned old folks were punching too many holes in the ballots when they heard people shout, 'Bingo!'" Craig Kilborn, from NBC's "Late Night"

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