The Politics of Humor
By Chris Cillizza
In politics, as in life, there is a fine line between stupid and clever -- to paraphrase the great philosopher (and lead vocalist of Spinal Tap) David St. Hubbins.
The question percolating in Washington as a new week starts is whether comedian Wanda Sykes's shots at conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Dinner were the former, the latter or somewhere in between.
Sykes, who provided the comic relief at the annual gathering of politicians and the reporters who cover them, had already skewered President Obama before turning her attention to Limbaugh.
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May 11, 2009; 10:58 AM ET
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