NBC couldn't stomach the fact that Leno's jokes about Obama were always
right on target about the first black president and left-leaning Democrat.
Executives at NBC were being harassed by Obama himself.
GOLDEN OLDIES FROM JAY:
"I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don't want to
get audited by the IRS."
On NSA surveillance: "We wanted a president who listens to all Americans --
now we have one."
On a new IRS commissioner: "He's called 'acting commissioner' because he
has to act like the scandal doesn't involve the White House."
On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: "If he really wants to
close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors
will be shut in a month."
Concerning the Benghazi, Associated Press, and IRS scandals: "Remember in
the old days when President Obama's biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?"
On saying he didn't know about the IRS scandal: "He was too busy not
knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS."
"The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: Hope and change the
"It's casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they're casually
going through everybody's phone calls and records."
"It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took
"Fox News has changed its slogan from 'Fair and Balanced' to 'See, I told
On commencement address: "He told the young graduates their future is
bright unless, of course, they want jobs."
On a Chicago man who set a record for riding a Ferris wheel: "The only
other way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read
the official report on Benghazi."
On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: "They took 'Don't Ask,
Don't Tell' out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House."
Now the last and I think best..... "These White House scandals are not
going away anytime soon. It's gotten so bad that people in Kenya are now
saying he's 100 percent American."
Every one of these was delivered by Leno on the air.