With the election now over, and no oft-skewered Republican party in the White House, what will Trillin do? "I was thinking maybe becoming an insurance claims adjuster, or some other form of livlihood. I don't know. I think we'll be okay. (Barack Obama) is difficult to joke about. Partly because he is so steady and calm, and ususally someone who has a pretty steady personality. Demeanor is obviously harder to joke about, but I'm willing to give it a try."
"There was a great moment in the campaign when Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" said 'Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate,' and then he looked up and said, 'And Godsend.' Palin did provide some great material.
"There was plenty to make fun of in the Clinton administration. I have been doing the "Deadline Poet" since 1990, so I started with George H.W. Bush and then went through eight years of Clinton, and I didn't have any problem finding subjects in those years. I don't think I'll have a problem with Obama."
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