As an aside, I read though the sample jokes at the end of the Washington Whispers column without even being tempted to use any of my facial muscles. Hopefully it was a random sample and was not meant to represent the best the late-nighters had to offer. Of course, if Robert Lichter (president of the Center for Media and Public Affairs at GMU where the study was conducted) picked the jokes, that might explain it:
Lichter noted that far down on the list were the winners of Tuesday's Iowa GOP caucuses, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul. "This shows," he says, "that it's hard to vote for somebody while you're laughing at them."Does anyone even understand that?