Comedian Jay Leno on Wednesday wished President Obama a Happy Birthday by making fun of him in the opening monologue of NBC's "Tonight Show."
"We want to start off by saying Happy Birthday to President Barack Obama," Leno teased.
"He is 49, which is eight points higher than his approval rating."
As "Tonight Show" viewers know, these jokes always come in threes (video follows with transcript):
JAY LENO: Welcome to the "Tonight Show," and we want to start off by saying Happy Birthday to President Barack Obama. He is...
[Cheers and applause]
LENO: He is 49, which is eight points higher than his approval rating. Wow.
LENO: If you would like to get him a a gift, he's registered at Bed, Bath and Blame it on Bush. That's the store.
[Laughter and applause]
LENO: What, did you see the cake they had for him? They had a huge cake. A little different than most birthday parties. What he did was he didn't blow out the candles, he just taxed them until they finally gave up and went out on their own.
Delicious! Absolutely delicious.