Absolute wit at an absolutely appropriate time.
The truth of the matter is that the neo-cons in charge of this country are completely out of touch with not only political reality, but also with our culture. Why? Because they have no creativity, no sense of humor, no sense of a common humanity... and no vision for our future either. For them, the idea that we all have to find a way to live in this world together is positively communistic.
They've cowed and bullied creative people long enough with their message of fear and censorship. They literally cannot take a joke, because they are the most obvious joke around.
I think we're looking at the onset of a massive cultural backlash against Bush and his ilk over the period of the next few months, followed by a new president and a new sense of freedom that we haven't had in a long time. It will be like a great burden has been lifted from all of our shoulders. With any luck, it will stay that way for awhile too.