President Obama is pretty good at comedy, acquitting himself with aplomb on Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart over the years. Not to mention the way he seems to relish reading “Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel. All but Obama’s archest enemies credit the president with a sense of humor, which is a pretty handy weapon for a politician — especially one who’s a magnet for so much anger.
Today, August 4, is President Obama’s birthday. His birthplace has obviously been disputed by some skeptics — including at least one current presidential candidate. But the humor in this great Obama birthday joke touches on when, not where, he was born. It’s a perfect joke on the enemies Obama so frustrates as they try to paint him as a prevaricator — if not an outright liar. This year’s version of the Obama birthday joke goes like this: “Today Obama says he’s 54. This time last year he was saying 53. Which is it, Obama?”