Via the Huffington Post.

President-elect Barack Obama will announce the final selections for his Cabinet today, naming Bill O’Reilly as Department of Satire Secretary. O’Reilly will be in Chicago to be formally announced.

The choice of O’Reilly came as a complete surprise to Washington insiders but indicates the president-elect’s seriousness in not only promoting satire as an effective information disbursing tool, but effectively using tools to satirize the new administration’s disbursal of information.

“The best satire has always been material that you’re not sure whether the information is true of not,” said Presidential Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel.

“You don’t know how many people still believe Rick Warren will be delivering the inauguration invocation. For years people haven’t been sure whether Bill actually believes the crap he dishes out. Whether it’s the War on Christmas™, his hysterical spoof of a legitimate newsman or his claim that he’s an independent, you don’t have to be Albert Brooks

to know that today there’s no bigger joke in the news business than Bill O’Reilly.”

Insiders had wondered what the no-spinster would be doing he recently announced his departure from his “successful” radio show due to what he said was time constraints of his TV show.

“But that’s just another case of Bill’s priceless satirical touch,” said Emanuel. “Everyone in the business knew his Radio Factor had failed miserably. Ask every single conservative radio host who wasn’t on the Factor dole.

“Successful,” said right-wing radio host, Mark Levin. “Don’t make me laugh.”

“Exactly why we went with Bill,” added Emanuel.

via Obama Names Surprise Choice To Department of Satire | Steve Young on Politics.