It’s tough to watch late night TV these days. David Letterman is just a bitter, angry old man. Jimmy Kimmel will take advantage of the “Late Show” host’s decline once ABC moves “Nightline” out of his way, but that doesn’t happen until January; and Jay Leno has now officially gone of the rails.
Leno had Dennis Miller on “The Tonight Show” last night and, as expected, Miller was rock solid with jokes. Meanwhile, Leno couldn’t get out of his own leftist way.
“At this point Biden’s so silly they ought to put one of those plastic dog collars around his neck so he doesn’t hurt himself,” joked Miller. All “Jay the Joke Killer” could add was, “I like Joe.” Ya, whaddya like him for, he gives you punch lines? Leno, save the punch lines for one of your mechanics—we’d like to have a VP that is actually competent and doesn’t sound like he spent the last six years sparring Rampage Jackson without headgear.
It gets better.
Leno believes Republicans have a War on Women (he’s not joking.) I always thought he was smarter than that; I knew Letterman wasn’t, but I thought Leno was. Miller talked about how he likes Barack Obama’s execution of the War on Terror (by maintaining the Bush Doctrine) and all Leno could say was, “I think he (Obama) has compassion for regular people, if the Republican Party is missing anything it’s this sort of, War on Women.”
Leno was serious about that. Let’s just vote for the spirit of Mother Teresa, and we’ll have everything we need there. We would have compassion taken care of, women taken care of, and Chicago’s dearly departed could come out of the graves again and have a candidate they could relate to.
Miller’s retort to Leno’s “War” charge?
War on women? With Sandra Fluke? She’s 30, for God’s sake. She’s still in school. She wants me to kick in ten bucks a month for her birth control? Here, I’ll give you ten. Just shut up for a second, okay? [Cheers and applause] This woman, Jay, the war on women, for God’s sake.
Oh, it gets better still.
Leno then brings up Rep. Todd Akin and claims that “[Akin] was saying what the [Republican] platform is … it shows what many believe.”
Jay, stick to car jokes. Your politics are about as funny as four missing lug nuts on your Duesenberg SG.
Miller capped off his spectacular appearance by saying of Obama, “it’s been an inept four years.” “I wanna help the helpless, but I don’t give a rat’s ass about the clueless anymore, Jay.”
Big cheers for that line.
I don’t want to be mean here, but Leno can now be numbered amongst the politically clueless. Please, somebody give Miller a late night TV gig.