In yet another monologue comment destined to give NBC’s Barack Obama-loving news division a case of heartburn, Tonight Show host Jay Leno, whose 22-year run (with some interruptions) as that show’s host is on tap to end after the 2014 Winter Olympics, took a shot at the administation’s diplomatic and leadership weaknesses recentaly on display.
The video of Leno’s monologue from NBC’s web site follows the jump. The Obama joke is at the 1:05 mark.
JAY LENO: “Hey, can you tell I’ve lost some weight? I’m on that new Obama diet. Every day I let Vladimir Putin eat my lunch. That’s how it works.”
Apparently there’s been no word on whether Michelle Obama might be considering incorporating elements of the “Obama diet” into her “Let’s Move” healthy kids’ initiative.
Leno also took a shot at California’s recently passed legislation allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses:
Here in California the State Assembly has passed a bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses. And in addition to the license, they’ll also be given phony proof of insurance.”
Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.
UPDATE: Great NewsBusters comment — “Know what Jay should tell his audience? Obama’s latest quote: ‘I can see Russia from my knees.’” Ouch.