Holy potatoes that was some kinda Washington Earthquake of 2011 that we just had! Everyone has fallen into the Potomac River. But not before everyone got to make a bad joke on Twitter relating to current national politics! Because it's in DC, know? You can tell it's a "bad" political earthquake joke if it's a political earthquake joke in general. Here's a poorly culled selection.
- "Krugman says it wasn't big enough."
- "DEVELOPING: Earthquake turns Gallup offices upside down. Obama now at 62% approval."
- "Ron Paul promises further earthquakes if media continue to ignore him."
- "We wouldn't be having earthquakes like this if Hillary were president."
- "CantorQuake: Trembling at the Heart of GOP Claims We Don't Need Government."
- "Shorter Romney: earthquakes are people, my friends."
- "The real earthquake coming out of Richmond today was the disappointing Richmond Fed manufacturing survey!"
- "For you junkies: Until now, Mineral, Va best known in pol world as home of late Del. V. Earl Dickinson, legislative power and Approps chair." (This isn't really a joke, just... wow.)
- "John McCain is suspending his campaign until this earthquake thing is under control."
- "Huntsman issues statement confirming earthquake; primary hopes dashed."
- "BREAKING: Pundits point to Palin's promise to "shake up Washington" as proof of her rhetorical complicity."
- "Dear Mother Nature, thanks for shutting down the federal government today."
- "Obama extends hand of partnership to earthquake, calls for Palestinian state."
- "I think Chris Christie just jumped into the race."
- "Give them a tax cut. Earthquakes are job creators...for people who sweep up glass."
- "CNN, live in Mount Vernon. Washington is dead."
That last one was mine. What? Bad DC political earthquake jokes are irresistible.
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