Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More Perspectives on Iran's Elections

"Big, big news from Iran right now, incredible, three days of riots, street fighting, people setting fire to everything. I'm not sure who won over there: Ahmadinejad or the Lakers.... President Ahmadinejad is claiming that he won, causing a lot of controversy. Some people say that Ahmadinejad cheated a little bit. They're now that saying weeks before the election President Ahmadinejad distributed 400,000 tons of potatoes to voters in rural areas. Who knew he'd be put over the top by the Iranian-Irish vote?"

--Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show

"[Iran's] election returns are kind of hard to believe. According to the numbers, both opposition candidates lost to Ahmadinejad in their hometowns. That's like Barack Obama losing in the city of Chicago. I'm not, in any way, suggesting Iranian politics are as corrupt as Chicago, but even Blagojevich is like, 'Oh, they're good!'"

--Craig Ferguson, The Late Late Show

"Well, the results from Iran's presidential elections are in. And Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared victory. But his opponent, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, is claiming ballot fraud and wants an investigation. If that doesn't work, he's planning on making a documentary about global warming."

--Jimmy Fallon, Late Night

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