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Open season on politicians on late-night shows

Here's a sampling of political comedy on late-night television from Tuesday night:"Republicans are blaming Nancy Pelosi for the bailout not going through. And Democrats are blaming it on an incomplete proposal by the Republicans. John McCain is blaming Barack Obama. Barack Obama is blaming John McCain. And Sarah Palin is praying nobody asks her what's going on."— Jay Leno, "Tonight" show"The mel
/ Source: The Associated Press

Here's a sampling of political comedy on late-night television from Tuesday night:

"Republicans are blaming Nancy Pelosi for the bailout not going through. And Democrats are blaming it on an incomplete proposal by the Republicans. John McCain is blaming Barack Obama. Barack Obama is blaming John McCain. And Sarah Palin is praying nobody asks her what's going on."

— Jay Leno, "Tonight" show

"The meltdown continues. Of course, I'm not talking about the economy, but John McCain's campaign."

— Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show"

"John McCain says that the federal aid to Wall Street shouldn't be called a ‘bailout,' but instead should be called a ‘rescue.' McCain also said that he's not ‘old,' he's ‘geezerific.'"

— Conan O'Brien, "Late Night"

"In an interview, Barack Obama forgot which wedding anniversary he celebrates this year. Michelle Obama just changed their slogan from ‘yes we can' to ‘yes you can ... sleep on the couch.'"

— Craig Ferguson, "Late Late Show"

"This unprecedented financial crisis is great news for President George Bush. Now this will be the president's legacy, and it will cover up all of the other things that were going to be his legacy."

— Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report"

"Everybody is a financial expert now. Even Sarah Palin has a bailout plan. It involves hiring Dog the Bounty Hunter."

— David Letterman,  "Late Show"

"Earlier today, John McCain and Sarah Palin introduced their new ‘just say no' program. McCain told Sarah Palin, if a reporter asks you any questions, just saw ‘no.'"

— Leno, "Tonight" show

"If you think about it, Sarah Palin could actually end up being the best candidate. I mean, if the world really does collapse she's the only one who knows how to live off the land. A moose in every pot."

—Jimmy Kimmel, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

"How about this — yesterday the stock market ... suffered its biggest one-day drop in history, 777 points. Whoa, I mean, that's straight down. Stock market dropped 777 points. And, I mean, I'm telling you, boy, it's a good thing John McCain blew me off to go save the economy."

— Letterman, "Late Show"