Presidential Politics Still Humor Source
Oct 21, 2008
"Well, if you watched the debate last night, you know John McCain kept talking about this guy Senator Obama met on the campaign trail named Joe the Plumber. Do you know the saddest part about the Joe the Plumber story? Last month, he was an investment banker."
Jay Leno: "And this Joe the Plumber has been all over the place. He's been on 'Good Morning America.'" He was "on Fox News. He was talking to the Associated Press. This plumber has done more interviews in one day than Sarah Palin has done since being chosen by John McCain."
Jay Leno: "And…McCain kept talking about how he could help this man. … You know, if McCain really wanted to help this guy, you know what you should do? Just have him re-pipe all of McCain's houses. That would be a job for life."
Jay Leno: "Well, actually, here's the best story. I just got this from 'The New York Times.' Turns out Joe the Plumber, his name is not Joe and he is not a licensed plumber and he owes back taxes. So it sounds like he has the best plan to reduce taxes – don't pay them."
Jay Leno: "And the new movie of President Bush opens tomorrow. It is called 'W.'" Apparently, "they chose that title" because "'Body of Lies' was already taken."
Jay Leno: "And happy birthday to Winnie the Pooh," who is "82 years old this week." And he is "still sharp as a tack. In fact, earlier today, Winnie was registered to vote by ACORN in Florida."
David Letterman: "Joe the Plumber is such a celebrity now that after the debate he was rushed to Washington to unclog a valve on Dick Cheney."
David Letterman: "You know who was at the debate last night? Hillary Clinton." But "I am thinking to myself, is it a really good idea to be leaving Bill home alone?"
Conan O'Brien: "And more details coming out about Joe the Plumber." And "I'm not making this up. It came out this morning. His real name is not Joe, and he's not a licensed plumber. … However, the McCain campaign insists that the 'the' is accurate."
Conan O'Brien: "During last night's debate, Hillary Clinton watched from the audience of Hofstra University's auditorium. … Bill Clinton was also at Hofstra University, but he watched" the debate "from the Delta Gamma sorority house."