cov-b_16ss.jpg We took it as a joke (and a bad one, at that) when John McCain tried to compare Obama to Paris Hilton, et al. But it turns out Barack Obama‘s presidential win is not only historic for breaking racial barriers and exciting a whole generation of new voters. It’s historic for how — and whom — covered it.

Us Weekly treats the Obamas like the Jolie-Pitts, complete with baby photos and sartorial critiques. Could you imagine an Us Weekly cover featuring John Kerry and Teresa Heinz?

Even Red Carpet Fashion Awards got into the act, going out on a limb to predict the First Lady’s dress designer. (Narciso Rodriguez. Turns out they got it right.)

We’re glad to see the tabs as excited as the rest of the country about this historic day, but we hope this new trend in celeb reporting doesn’t last. It’s one thing to hear what Obama’s family had to say on election night, it’ll be another if they start asking the First Family to weigh in on the latest exploits of Britney Spears.