Well, we're about to run El Swanno for governor of California and there's really nothing odd about that. So where do you expect to find a joke in this country? There's plenty of regional and ethnic humor, but "collectively" I don't think we give a turkey. Too big, too many, too much.
And then I'm reminded of the old Will Rogers line,
"When Congress makes a joke, its a law
...and when they make a law, its a joke!"
Not much left to be said is there?