Journalist's Size 10 Fits Comedians' Punch Lines

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Comedians can't seem to get enough of that shoe-throwing incident in Iraq. President Bush was shown over-and-over ducking the shoes thrown by an Iraqi reporter during a Baghdad news conference. David Letterman joked that Bush "hasn't dodged anything like that since, well, the Vietnam War." Jay Leno wanted to know where the Secret Service was. He asked, shouldn't they have "at least jumped in front of the second shoe?"


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. First the shoes, now the late-night comedians are throwing one-liners at the president. Last night David Letterman joked...

(Soundbite of TV show "Late Show with David Letterman")

Mr. DAVID LETTERMAN (Comedian; Host, "Late Show with David Letterman"): I don't think Bush really has dodged anything like that, well, since the Vietnam War.

(Soundbite of laughter)

MONTAGNE: Jay Leno tossed this off.

(Soundbite of TV show "The Tonight Show")

Mr. JAY LENO (Comedian; Host, "The Tonight Show"): Where was the Secret Service?

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. LENO: I mean shouldn't they at least have jumped in front of the second shoe?

MONTAGNE: And no doubt the comedians will keep running with the joke as long as they can. It's Morning Edition.

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