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Late-Night TV has a Field Day
Date: Wednesday, February 15 2006
Topic: Satire & Humour


Associated Press

Los Angeles — Television talk shows took aim Monday at U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney's accidental weekend shooting in Texas of a hunting companion. Here's a few of the jokes:


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC:

“Although it is beautiful here in California, the weather back east has been atrocious. There was so much snow in Washington, D.C., Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fat guy thinking it was a polar bear.

“That's the big story over the weekend. ... Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter, a 78-year-old lawyer. In fact, when people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at 92 per cent.”

“I think Cheney is starting to lose it. After he shot the guy he screamed, ‘Anyone else want to call domestic wire tapping illegal?' ”

“Dick Cheney is capitalizing on this for Valentine's Day. It's the new Dick Cheney cologne. It's called Duck!”

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS:

“Good news, ladies and gentlemen, we have finally located weapons of mass destruction: It's Dick Cheney.”

“But here is the sad part -- before the trip Donald Rumsfeld had denied the guy's request for body armour.”

“We can't get bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney.”

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