Comedians’ view of the US election campaign

Comedians’ view of the US election campaign

WASHINGTON – With the US presidential election campaign under way, late night comedy television show hosts are taking a humorous look at the candidates.

Here are some lines broadcast last week: NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’:* “I was watching TV last night. I saw an interesting documentary on the Ninja, the Japanese soldier. According to legend the Ninjas were warriors who could make themselves invisible whenever there was a war. Kind of like Bush and the National Guard”.* “The White House has now released military documents that they say prove George Bush met his requirements for the National Guard. Big deal, we’ve got documents that prove Al Gore won the election”.CBS’s ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’:* “There was an embarrassing moment in the White House earlier today. They were looking around while searching for George Bush’s military records. They actually found some old Al Gore ballots”.* “President Bush says that he can’t find any of his National Guard records from the 70s. Oh sure, but he’s got no problem finding photos of John Kerry with Jane Fonda from the 70s”.Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’:* “The White House released documents it claims validates the president’s (National Guard) service. When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush’s nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard’s National Guard. That’s the National Guard’s National Guard, an Army of None”.- Nampa-ReutersNBC’s ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’:* “I was watching TV last night. I saw an interesting documentary on the Ninja, the Japanese soldier. According to legend the Ninjas were warriors who could make themselves invisible whenever there was a war. Kind of like Bush and the National Guard”. * “The White House has now released military documents that they say prove George Bush met his requirements for the National Guard. Big deal, we’ve got documents that prove Al Gore won the election”.CBS’s ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’:* “There was an embarrassing moment in the White House earlier today. They were looking around while searching for George Bush’s military records. They actually found some old Al Gore ballots”.* “President Bush says that he can’t find any of his National Guard records from the 70s. Oh sure, but he’s got no problem finding photos of John Kerry with Jane Fonda from the 70s”.Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’:* “The White House released documents it claims validates the president’s (National Guard) service. When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush’s nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard’s National Guard. That’s the National Guard’s National Guard, an Army of None”. – Nampa-Reuters

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