Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our Sense of Humor

As soon as the New Yorker cover came out, the conversation started shifting from its content/appropriateness to the Democrats' sense of humor, or their lack of a sense of humor. For the record, I think the cover is funny, but I also understood the concerns of others. Today, on - my favorite - Morning Joe, Joe was in quite a mood about the late night comedians - especially the Daily Show - and how they are not making fun of Obama the way they have gone after Republicans. (He did ease up toward the end of the show and said he was having a bad day, and was running on little sleep.)

Since I am a media junkie, and watch the Daily Show every day, I have to disagree that they don't make fun of Dems, or that they don't give Republicans a chance. I've cringed every time John Bolton or Doug Feith show up, but John Stewart lets them hang themselves with their own arguments...and it's fun for us Dems to watch.

Anyway, back to not making fun of Obama...I agree with Maureen Dowd's take today and started laughing (and cringing) when I read the following:

He’s [Obama] already in danger of seeming too prissy about food — a perception heightened when The Wall Street Journal reported that the planners for Obama’s convention have hired the first-ever Director of Greening, the environmental activist Andrea Robinson. She in turn hired an Official Carbon Adviser to “measure the greenhouse-gas emissions of every placard, every plane trip, every appetizer prepared and every coffee cup tossed.”

The “lean ‘n’ green” catering guidelines, The Journal said, bar fried food and instruct that, “on the theory that nutritious food is more vibrant, each meal should include ‘at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white.’ (Garnishes don’t count.) At least 70% of the ingredients should be organic or grown locally, to minimize emissions from fuel during transportation.”

Bring it on, Ozone Democrats! Because if Obama gets elected and there is nothing funny about him, it won’t be the economy that’s depressed. It will be the rest of us.

Now, if we can't make fun of giving someone the title of "Official Carbon Advisor" or of officially color-coding the meals, there really is something wrong with our sense of humor!

And just to show that we can make fun of Obama, jib jab just came out with this:
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