The anticipation of President Obama may bring hope to many but following last Tuesday’s election, the world of satirical comedy is in mourning.

“Let’s face it,” admitted Late Show host David Letterman, “George W. Bush was comedic welfare. None of us really had to work very hard. Hell, our writers would often just send me links to The New York Times and then hit the peep shows. McCain and Palin, as a team, would’ve kept those comedy welfare checks flowing. But the gravy train is over now. And, you know, Bush is gone in January.”

Of course, Dave and the Daily Show still have excellent writers and they still have a wide world of stupid to work with.

Not to mention CNN holograms, Chris Matthews, and the idiots on Fox and Friends.