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Basic Biittner - Bi-partisan humor?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

After reading this Associated Press sampling of the political comedy from Tuesday night's late-night television hosts, I have but one question. Do you think that maybe - just maybe - those in the entertainment industry lean a little bit to the left?

To wit:

"Republicans are blaming Nancy Pelosi for the bailout not going through. And Democrats are blaming it on an incomplete proposal by the Republicans. John McCain is blaming Barack Obama. Barack Obama is blaming John McCain. And Sarah Palin is praying nobody asks her what's going on." -Jay Leno

"The meltdown continues. Of course, I'm not talking about the economy, but John McCain's campaign." - Jon Stewart

John McCain says that the federal aid to Wall Street shouldn't be called a `bailout,' but instead should be called a `rescue.' McCain also said that he's not `old,' he's `geezerific.'" - Conan O'Brien

"In an interview, Barack Obama forgot which wedding anniversary he celebrates this year. Michelle Obama just changed their slogan from `yes we can' to `yes you can ... sleep on the couch.'" - Craig Ferguson

This unprecedented financial crisis is great news for President George Bush. Now this will be the president's legacy, and it will cover up all of the other things that were going to be his legacy."- Stephen Colbert

"Earlier today, John McCain and Sarah Palin introduced their new `just say no' program. McCain told Sarah Palin, if a reporter asks you any questions, just saw `no.'" - Jay Leno

"How about this - yesterday the stock market ... suffered its biggest one-day drop in history, 777 points. Whoa, I mean, that's straight down. Stock market dropped 777 points. And, I mean, I'm telling you, boy, it's a good thing John McCain blew me off to go save the economy."- David Letterman

How about some bi-partisan humor? Lord knows, Obama and Biden are just as ripe for the picking.

Dan Whitney
Basic Biittner