Well, you had to know this was coming. Mitt Romney (or Jimmy Fallon in costume) is taking to the airways tonight to address his "47 percent" remark on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
On the show, Fallon mocks Romney and tackles the controversy head on. He says the comments are "something to the effect of me not caring about 47 percent of the country because they're all basically freeloaders sucking off the teat of the rich."
"Now I know what you're thinking, let's leave Kate Middleton out of this," he quips, referring to the Duchess of Cambridge, who is embroiled in a topless-photo scandal. "I admit what I said was not elegantly stated. Perhaps I made a bit of a 'Honey Boo Boo.'"
The Republican nominee for president found himself in hot water Monday when comments he made during a candid dinner were published by Mother Jones. To say the comments have sparked a negative response is putting it very mildly.
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney said in the video." All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”
Late Night airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. weeknights.
What do you think of the skit? Funny? Who is going to hammer Romney hardest - Jon Stewart or Saturday Night Live?