November 8th, 2008

you read it here first: my prediction for the next 4-8 years

In the midst of all the post-election-blues articles and the lookit-the-black-men-crying commentary, there is the occasional sidelight -- things like, Obama picked Biden on the ticket as his gift to stand up comedians.

Well, here's my addition to that kind of post-modern (there is no post-racist; I'm not asking for cynicism here, just realism) snarking. Over the last eight years, there have been a _lot_ of comic routines built around such classics as "misunderestimated". Skipping lightly over the Clinton years, there was a time when entire (short lived) careers were built on the foundation provided by "happy campers" and (in)corrections to the spelling of the plural form of potato. Also, what language was spoken in Latin America.

An entire generation of wisecracking young men will exploit the cadence of our President-elect's speech to comic effect.