For everything there is a time. And even in politics, the time to laugh at the sometimes-depressing ways of the Beltway came Friday on The Cycle with a visit from comedian Judy Gold.
Not that the jokes haven't come easy. Rep. Paul Ryan seemingly set himself up for comics during the election cycle with his "don't feed fish" remarks, and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's revved-up DNC address draws the laughs for itself. From Speaker John Boehner's many "choke-up moments" to Joe Biden's ability to be funny by simply, well, being Joe Biden, the cup of political comedic gold has more than run over during the past few months.
And there seems to be only more to look forward to. As The Cycle co-host Krystal Ball grappled with her conflicted "swoons" over Biden and the love she bears for her "main lady" Hillary Clinton, Judy Gold made some predictions for the potential 2016 battle for the Democratic nomination. Both candidates have "still got it" but are also "getting up there in age," the comedian mused, "so the debates will probably be at, like, 4 in the afternoon and they'll probably be like 'sorry can you repeat that? I can't hear.'"
For more comic relief from the fiscal cliff battles, the arguing, and the partisanship, check out the video.