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Obama's Victory Awful for Comedians

By Eugene Robinson - November 14, 2008

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WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's election victory may have been good for the country, but it's been awful for comedians. Just ask poor Don Rickles. He was absolutely killing the audience on David Letterman's show the other night with his trademark scorched-earth put-downs. Rickles seemed at the top of his game -- until he tried to tell a joke about the new president-elect. Not even a well-timed...

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