Hillary Clinton joins Jay Leno tonight. The show has already been taped…
Clinton Appears on “The Tonight Show”
Hillary Clinton and Jay Leno
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton made fun of herself Thursday, telling “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno she almost didn’t make it to his studio.
“It is so great to be here, I was so worried I wasn’t going to make it. I was pinned down by sniper fire,” Clinton said after joining him onstage, referring to her claims – since disputed – that she dodged sniper bullets while arriving in Bosnia as first lady. Clinton later said she had “misspoke.”
As she entered, Leno’s band played the “Rocky” theme, jumping off her statement this week that she is the underdog in the Democratic nominating contest against Barack Obama, just like the fictitious boxer was against his opponent in the Oscar-winning movie.
“This has been such a mismatch of words and action,” Clinton continued. “Obviously I’ve been so privileged to represent our country in more than 80 other countries, lots of war zones. I wrote about it in my book and obviously had a lapse. But here I am, safe and sound.”
Leno asked how much sleep Clinton was getting. “Answering the phone at 3:00, that’s gotta be tough,” he joked, referring to her campaign commercials that ask which candidate would be the best prepared as president for middle-of-the-night emergencies.
“It happens every single night. Someone calls up and they have something to say. You’ve got to stop calling me,” Clinton told Leno.
Letterman has Renée Zellweger. I’ve always preferred Letterman over Leno.