FUNNIES: A Twist on Yule Logs

A roundup of the late-night comics.

The Tonight Show

Jay Leno: And the President of Iran suffered a very embarrassing setback after voters in Iran elected members of the opposing party in local elections. Huh? So apparently he and President Bush have more in common then they realized. Yeah.

The Daily Show

Jon Stewart: Tony Snow, you're the mouthpiece of record, clear this up. Are we winning or are we losing?

Tony Snow [video clip]: The president has said before that we are winning. Look what Colin Powell is saying: We're not winning, so therefore we must be losing. And then he says all is not lost. So I'm not going to, what I am saying is that we will win and we have to win.

Stewart: So you're saying we're winning the war in the future tense, but losing it in the pluperfect subjunctive.

Late Night

Conan O'Brien: Speaking of the president: Over the weekend, Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked about President Bush, and she said -- this is a quote -- "I'm not going to believe this president again." Yeah, yeah. Hillary said, "To be fair, I stopped believing presidents about 10 years ago."

Late Show

David Letterman: Now you know, on Christmas morning -- I guess this is very popular around the country -- television stations air video of a burning yule log. And it just keeps showing all day. This year, there's a bit of a twist on the yule log presentation. Look at what you'll be seeing on Christmas morning.

Yule Log Video Voiceover: Al Gore reminds you that burning yule logs add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, accelerating global warming and helping to destroy all life on Earth. Merry Christmas!

David Letterman: That's a little twist.