Comedians on the Political Campaign
The Associated Press
Friday, February 20, 2004; 4:49 AM
Comedian commentary on the campaign:
"Late Show with David Letterman":
"Here now is my favorite story of the week, rumor that President Bush had a nose job. He had some sort of plastic surgery and had a nose job. If this is true, it would be the first new job he's created since he's taken office."
"Real Time with Bill Maher":
"New Rule: Keep Dick Cheney in seclusion. With the election nearing, the White House has decided to bring the Veep out of seclusion and soften his image. Please, we like Dick Cheney in seclusion. He's like the creature in the cradle at the end of 'Rosemary's Baby.' It's more frightening when all we see is the rattle in its horrible little hand. Stick to your original strategy. Only bring Cheney out when you're trying to make (Attorney General John) Ashcroft seem human."
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno":
"President Bush is now focusing on jobs. I think the one job he's focusing most on is his own. The White House is now backtracking from its prediction that 2.6 million new jobs will be created in the U.S. this year. They say they were off by roughly 2.6 million jobs."
"President Bush said the only time two men should ever be in bed together is when one is a politician and the other in a lobbyist."
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