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  • Stephen Colbert and laughable politics: Five comedians who ran for office

    Stephen Colbert and laughable politics: Five comedians who ran for office

    American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding – a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?) some funny things can happen. Here are five memorable ones.

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