U.S. Campaign Provides Fertile Ground for Comics
With the U.S. presidential election approaching, late night television comics are poking fun at the candidates. Here are some of the lines broadcast on Thursday:
NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno":
"One surprise, on John Kerry's tax return, under primary income he listed 'I married it'...
"President Bush earned $400,000 for his job as president last year. That's not really that much, but see President Bush, he doesn't do it for the money, he does it for the eight months of vacation every year...
"You know the difference between President Bush and American Idol? See, on American Idol the one with the most votes wins.
"In his press conference the other night, President Bush said freedom is a gift from the Almighty, and we have been called by God to use our military power to spread freedom throughout the world. Then he called that Sadr guy in Iraq a religious nutcase."