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Leno: Not Much Going On In Idaho

Comedian Jay Leno tonight returned to the story of Idaho state Sen. John McGee, proclaiming it one of his “favorite stories,” and recounting once again the DUI arrest and jackknifed SUV and cargo trailer two doors down from where it was taken from a stranger's home by the prominent GOP politician. “In his defense, there's not a lot to do in Idaho,” Leno said. “Ever been to Idaho? There's not a lot going on”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Do you agree with late-night talk-show host Jay Leno that there's no much going on in Idaho?

Leno re: McGee: Spring Break?

Oh, my. Idaho state Sen. John McGee's troubles made Jay Leno's monologue tonight. Leno asked, “Did you hear his excuse? He said computer hackers got into his bloodstream and put alcohol in there.” Reflecting on the recent revelations about a New York congressman, a California governor and an Idaho state senator, Leno asked, “Is it spring break for politicians?”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise.

Question: What causes elected officials — almost always male — to behave so badly?

Leno Mocks Vaughn Ward In Monologue

On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, Leno played the entire video mashup that juxtaposes clips of Barack Obama’s 2004 Democratic national convention speech with similar turns of phrase in a speech by Idaho GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward at the Idaho state capitol this spring, a mashup put together by Idaho GOP legislative candidate Lucas Baumbach. Leno’s kicker: “When they asked this guy if he thought he could get away with this, he said, ‘Yes we can! Yes we can!’”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise.

Question: Which was your favorite Ward misstep?

High Noon: SR Street Q Makes Leno

Our man-on-the-street question made Jay Leno’s show recently. When asked by SR staffer Rainey Coffin what she learned from her mother (for Mother’s Day question), Britnee Heuett of Spokane Valley (far right) responded: “She taught me how to hold my liquor.” Leno showed the man-on-the-street feature during a time when he was reading funny headlines. Video here.

Question: What have you learned from your mom?

Parting Question: Leno Vs. Conan

Conan O’Brien makes his debut as the host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in Universal City, Calif., in June.

Sources connected to Conan O’Brien tell TMZ NBC honcho Jeff Zucker has been “nasty, arrogant and threatening” in negotiating Conan’s out. The Conan people are outraged, saying the blame for the Jay Leno/’ConanO’Brien/”Tonight Show” debacle falls squarely at Zucker’s doorstep.

An NBC spokesperson tells TMZ, as for claims Zucker has been nasty, arrogant and threatening, “There is absolutely no truth to that. It is easy to make false statements under the cloak of anonymity.”

We’re told Conan is so pissed off at NBC, he told the network he was leaving even though he still doesn’t have a place to go — at least not yet. Sources say Fox still has not made an offer.

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Personally, I think Leno has had his shot and should back out gracefully. What say you? Leno or Conan?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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