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Play of the Day: The Sequester Hits Air Travel

April 24, 2013

During his presidency, George W. Bush was a very popular topic for late-night hosts due to his verbal mishaps and gaffes. So, it’s no wonder Late Show’s David Letterman was quick to jump back to Bush jokes with the news of his presidential library opening soon. On NBC, Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon also jumped back to jokes about ex-presidents in doing a Bill Clinton impression. Similarly, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno had a Sarah Palin joke that would not look out of place in 2009.

On Comedy Central, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart spent his first segment on the recent stripping of provisions in the STOCK Act. In addition to comparing it to a cash grab machine, Stewart mocked the final bill and Jay Carney’s inability to defend Barack Obama’s signing of the bill.

The FAA’s staff furloughs were also a point of humor Tuesday night. Leno mocked air traffic controllers sleeping on the job and said pilots could use the delay time to “sober up.” Stephen Colbert used a sight gag to illustrate the delays. 

 

Fast forward to 5:00 to see how the sequester will affect a certain type of pilot.

Play of the Day: The Sequester Hits Air Travel

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