Stephen Colbert followed the lead of many high-profile conservatives (including Yosemite Sam) this week by breaking rank with the Republican party and endorsing Barack Obama. “If there is one thing this campaign has taught us,” Colbert said, “is that we are defined by our associations.” And, naturally, Colbert wants to be associated with a “winner,” especially in this terrible economy. “Endorsing Obama means I’ll be on his good side when I apply to get a job running the combine at the new national farm collective,” he added.

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