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Congress Has Great Jokes About the Royal Baby

Everyone had something to say about the new infant. Including members of Congress.


Tony Appleton, a town crier,  announces the birth of the royal baby, outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

As you most certainly know by now, there is a new royal person on the planet. As the Associated Press astutely wrote in 1930, "royal babies, like those of lesser rank, are born when they are born, and not before." That truism was once again affirmed today when Kate Middleton gave birth Monday to a so-far nameless offspring. CNN was really into it. The people on Twitter were, too. And so was Congress, or at least a select few representatives (and one senator) who decided to weigh in on the royal child via social media.

Some gave well wishes and congratulations, but many others responded to the news with snark—perhaps, 237 years later, it is still not good for a U.S. politician to be seen condoning the secession of the British monarchy.


Anyway, here are their jokes. They are not very good.

A bemoaning of gender, of sorts, from the representative from Charlotte, N.C.:


Currency jokes!


A chance to remind Americans about the national debt?


Sad jokes.

 Cheesey every-dad-is-a-king jokes:

But, at least one influential member of Congress took the sincere route:

In a statement, President and Mrs. Obama also took this route:

Michelle and I are so pleased to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the joyous occasion of the birth of their first child. We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings. The child enters the world at a time of promise and opportunity for our two nations. Given the special relationship between us, the American people are pleased to join with the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the birth of the young prince.

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