Jester’s Court — November 8, 2012


Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod made a bet with “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough that Axelrod would shave his mustache if Obama lost Michigan, Minnesota or Pennsylvania, and Scarborough would grow one if Obama won those states. Axelrod is letting Scarborough out of his bet if he’ll help raise $1 million for epilepsy research.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s not to blame for Mitt Romney’s defeat.

Hawaii elected the first practicing Hindu to Congress. She will take the oath of office with the Bhagavad Gita.

The first Iowa poll for 2016 gives Hillary Clinton 58%, Joe Biden 17%, Andrew Cuomo 6% and Elizabeth Warren 3%.

A member of the Westboro Baptist Church was defeated decisively in his bid to be elected to the Kansas State Board of Education.

Although Puerto Rico voted for statehood over an enhanced commonwealth status or independence, nearly 500,000 of the 1.8 million who went to the polls didn’t vote on that question.

Karl Rove claims that Barack Obama won because he suppressed the vote.

A candidate in a Kentucky city council race is tied with his opponent because he let his wife sleep in on Election Day.

Mitt Romney suffered the worst home state defeat since John C. Fremont in 1856. Fremont received only 19% of the vote in California, but that was the first election for the Republican Party. It was also a three-way race. Romney only received 38% in Massachusetts, barely above McCain’s 36%.

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will confront Jared Loughner, the man who put a bullet through her brain, at his sentencing.

New Hampshire is the first state to have an all-female delegation in Congress.

An improving national outlook on the economy fueled Barack Obama’s victory.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired his emergency management director after he diverted a crew to remove a tree from his driveway.

Two Iranian jets attacked an American drone flying over international waters but couldn’t hit the slow-moving craft.

As economic sanctions hit Iran, luxury imports like toilet paper have been banned in order to promote domestic products.

Proof that Mitt Romney was born in Kenya.

A cat placed third in the Virginia Senate race with 6,000 votes.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s house was burglarized on Election Day.

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