Line to Leno
Brian J. Kennedy, press secretary to House Republican leader Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio, knows firsthand that the late-night talk-show hosts enjoy weaving into their opening monologues anything and everything outrageous accomplished on Capitol Hill.
So now, whenever he issues a press release on the latest congressional shenanigan — such as the announcement two weeks ago by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she first wanted to “read” the Democrats’ already-approved conference report on the Iraq war-funding bill before she sends it to President Bush for his veto — Mr. Kennedy simply starts with the line:
“NOTE for Leno, Letterman, Conan, and other interested parties [. . .]”