Jay Leno of "The Tonight Show" abides by a simple comedy credo: "Write joke. Tell joke. Collect check."
You can add two more items to his list - "Read headlines. Ignore party affiliation."
While David Letterman used his Monday night telecast to attack Republicans for trying to steal elections, an imaginary issue summoned from the far-left fever swamps, Leno is reading actual headlines for inspiration.
Last night, he let loose on President Barack Obama for his role in Benghazi-Gate.
“Well, ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell’ is back - not for gays in the military. It's President Obama's new policy for questions about Libya. Don't ask, don't tell."
Leno also chided the Obama campaign for Lena Dunham's ridiculous ad comparing your "first time" to voting for Obama.
“Have you seen that new Obama campaign ad that equates voting with sex? It’s kind of clever. It uses innuendo to try and woo young female voters.”
“Like one line says,” he continued, “'Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. It should be with a great guy who really understands women.’"
“But, on the other hand, if it is your first time, you might want to do it with someone who doesn't need eight years to get the job done. That's all I'm saying. That's all I'm saying.”