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Joan Rivers on election night

Posted by David Rooney:

There were no returns updates in Joan Rivers’ standup show at the Cutting Room Tuesday, but the election kept creeping into her material, starting with the challenges of voting on the Upper East Side.

“Our booths were broken at 9 a.m.,” she complained. “We had to vote like the poor Jews in Miami. Actually, there were no Jews because Jews don’t want to wait on line to go into a booth.”

Rivers said she was voting for Obama but when she saw the lines, the comic started rounding up McCain supporters, suggesting: “Let’s just go for coffee and cancel each other out so we don’t have to wait on line.”

After lashing into Alec Baldwin for palling up to Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live,” Rivers took a swing at the Republican vice presidential candidate. “She really believes the earth started 6,000 years ago,” she said. “It’s impossible! I was around!”

And while expressing gratitude for her escape from a recent stint filming “Celebrity Apprentice,” Rivers took a dig at John McCain’s P.O.W. experience. “All I know is if you were a prisoner, you were stupid,” she said. “You were caught.”

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