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Republicans on the Receiving End of Late-Night Jokes 7-1

If you're staying up to watch John McCain make his grand, and potentially awkward, return to David Letterman tonight, you should expect to hear seven jokes about McCain's party for each joke made about the Democrats.

According to the Center For Media and Public Affairs, since McCain tapped Sarah Palin, 286 jokes have been made about the Republicans by late-night comics compared to 42 about the Democrats. Even material-producing Joe Biden, set to appear on Leno tonight, doesn't find himself the butt of many jokes. I guess the availability of a Sarah Palin comedian look-alike got Joe off the hook.

Perhaps Republicans should take it as a compliment — maybe they're just funnier than Democrats! Do you think late-night skewering could help kick politicians out of power?

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