Line to Leno

The Washington Times Weekly - - NATIONAL -

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 [. . .]”

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