‘This Week’s’ Look at the Best in Late Night Political Comedy

June 17, 2007 β€”

A roundup of the late-night comics.

The Daily Show

Jon Stewart: I have good news to report: Americans were greeted this week as liberators! The bad news: The country was Albania, and we’ve never invaded.

Late Night

Conan O’Brien: Republican Presidential candidates Sam Brownback and Tom Tancredo both promised that, if they are elected president, they will pardon “Scooter” Libby. Yeah, yeah. So sorry, Scooter, you are going to jail.

The Tonight Show

Jay Leno: “Scooter” Libby [is] going to jail unless they– unless President Bush acts quickly. Yeah. And today, the city of New Orleans said, “Good luck with Bush acting quickly. Let us know how that goes — give us a call. Let us know how that works out, that quickly thing.”

The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert: It happened Tuesday night on “The Tonight Show.” Jay’s guest was former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, and Thompson dropped a bomb. Jimmy?
Fred Thompson [on “Tonight Show”]: I have never craved the job of president. But I want to do some things that only a president can do. So the answer is yes.
Colbert: Never wanted the job, but he’d take it. The man is on fire with passion!

The Late Show

David Letterman: By the way, this just in. Al Qaeda is claiming credit for the vague ending of “The Sopranos.”

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