Political Satirist Andy Borowitz: 'Obama Denies Role In Government'

As NewsBusters has been reporting this week, even comedians that have been almost universally squeamish about telling jokes about Barack Obama have begun to do so with all the scandals now surrounding this White House.

Jumping on the bandwagon Saturday was political satirist Andy Borowitz who published a piece deliciously titled "Obama Denies Role In Government":

President Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to reassure the American people that he has “played no role whatsoever” in the U.S. government over the past four years.

“Right now, many of you are angry at the government, and no one is angrier than I am,” he said. “Quite frankly, I am glad that I have had no involvement in such an organization.”

Borowitz joked that Obama's outrage increased when he became aware of something called the Justice Department.

"They sound like bad news,” the President said.

In Borowitz's world, Obama ended his address saying that he was going to implement a new zero tolerance policy on governing:

“If I find that any members of my Administration have had any intimate knowledge of, or involvement in, the workings of the United States government, they will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.

For those unfamiliar, I've always felt Borowitz was left of center despite oftentimes setting his sights on Democrats.

If your sense of humor allows you to laugh at your own side as well, Borowitz is typically quite hilarious.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.