Comics keep on poking political fun

/ Source: The Associated Press

Late-night TV show hosts found humor in the presidential debate. A sampling from Friday night:

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"A town in upstate New York is being accused of being biased because they sent out absentee ballots that say 'Barack Osama.' Today, they apologized and printed new ballots that say, 'Barack Hussein Osama.'" — Conan O'Brien, NBC's "Late Night."

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"Barack Obama has purchased his own satellite TV station to run campaign commercials. Isn't that amazing? His own satellite station to run campaign commercials. Meanwhile, John McCain's VCR is still blinking 12 o'clock." — David Letterman, CBS' "Late Show."

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"Tomorrow, America's most famous hockey mom, Sarah Palin, will drop the ceremonial first puck at the Philadelphia Flyers game. And right afterward, she will go out on the ice and skate around reporters' questions." — Jay Leno, NBC's "The Tonight Show."

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"This week, the National Rifle Association endorsed John McCain and Sarah Palin. Governor Palin is a huge gun enthusiast. She is actually using a shotgun to plan her daughter's wedding." — Craig Ferguson, CBS' "The Late Late Show."

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"Congratulations to Bill and Hillary Clinton this weekend — 33rd wedding anniversary. How about that? And you thought the Iraqi war was a never-ending conflict." — Letterman.

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"Today, The Washington Post compared the 2008 presidential election to the 1932 presidential election. Mainly because 1932 was the first time John McCain ran for president." — O'Brien.

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"I like Sen. McCain. He looks like a guy who falls asleep testing a mattress at Macy's." — Letterman.

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"Barack Obama has bought a half-hour of air time on CBS. He's now negotiating with NBC, but they're having some disagreement. Barack just wants to buy a half-hour, but NBC wants him to buy the entire prime-time schedule for the rest of the year." — Leno.

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"Due to complaints, Walgreens drugstore has been forced to remove talking dolls of Barack Obama and John McCain. Walgreens was also forced to remove the real Ralph Nader from their store." — O'Brien.

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"The movie `W,' about the life of President Bush comes out next week. You realize that if critics like this film, it will be the only good review Bush has gotten in eight years." — Leno.