The Week’s Best Late-Night Jokes

„In a speech this morning, Barack Obama said, ‚This isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about building a smarter government.‘ When he heard this, President Bush said, ‚I get it. I get it. I’m leaving.'“
Conan O’Brien

„Yesterday, President-elect Barack Obama announced his new economic team. You know what he should do? Hire those people who were in charge of his fundraising campaign. We can pay this thing off in like a week.“
Jay Leno

„Earlier today, John McCain was in the news. John McCain gave his first press conference since the election. And he said, ‚For a lot of people, Sarah Palin was an energizing factor during the campaign.‘ Unfortunately for McCain, those people are called Democrats.“
Conan O’Brien

„Well, it doesn’t look as if the U.S. automakers are going to get their bailout money. Congress said yesterday they were concerned about giving the Big Three automakers money just to keep making the same stupid mistakes. And, believe me, when it comes to making the same stupid mistakes, Congress knows what it’s talking about.“
Jay Leno

„A lot of people have forgotten about President Bush, but this transitional period is a busy time for President Bush as well. He’s busy granting pardons. Today, he pardoned Sarah Palin for her interview with Katie Couric.“
David Letterman

„Alaska Governor Sarah Palin pardoned a turkey, though she said she was amazed to find out that, besides being a bird, Turkey is also a country. Did you see that all over the internet today? While Sarah Palin was pardoning a turkey, right behind her was a guy slaughtering turkeys. … But, see, like most internet stories, a little half-true. Turns out that, after a couple of minutes listening to Sarah Palin’s voice, the turkeys said ‚Kill us now.'“
Jay Leno

„Hillary Clinton is going to be secretary of State in the Obama administration. Well, political insiders are now saying that Barack and Hillary actually have a good working relationship, but they don’t have a close personal relationship. No, wait a minute, that’s Hill and Bill.“
David Letterman

„That Obama is a smart, hard-working guy. And he has promised now to stabilize the economy, going to rebuild the infrastructure, create millions of new jobs, catch bin Laden. President Bush said, ‚Uh, you can do that?'“
David Letterman

„A New York elementary school became the first school in the country to be named after Barack Obama. Yeah, that’s very nice. Yeah, unfortunately, no one likes their team’s new nickname, the Fighting Husseins.“
Conan O’Brien

„Well you know what’s really strange? If she gets this job, she would be the first official to take the job overseeing homeland security working for a guy, if he wasn’t president, whose name would probably be on the no-fly list. ‚Barack Hussein Obama? Yeah, step off to the side, please. Thank you.'“
Jay Leno

„You folks feeling the economic pinch? Are you a little fed up with the economic news? It’s bad. The department stores, this holiday season, no Santa Claus. They’re laying off department-store Santa Clauses. So more bad news for John McCain.“
David Letterman

„According to some statistics the government released yesterday, Mexican immigration to the United States has dropped 42 percent over the last two years. And you have to hand it to President Bush, he knew that the way to stop people from sneaking into the country, it’s not to build a fence or a wall, it’s to make this country very undesirable. Most illegal immigrants come here to make money, but now we don’t have any money anymore. That’s Number 43 for you, always thinking ahead.“
Jimmy Kimmel

„Joe Biden’s replacement in the Senate has been picked. I don’t know who it is yet, but that’s a hell of a job. That’s a very big mouth to fill.“
Craig Ferguson

via political humor