"The only opponent to Afghan President Hamid Karzai has backed out of the planned recount. He's not going to be in the race. He says he wants to spend more time with his family. And not get killed."
-- Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show
"Abdullah Abdullah just quit next week's runoff election against Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzi. Abdullah Abdullah said, he was just following in the footsteps of his role model, Palin Palin."
-- Jimmy Fallon, Late Night
"So Abdullah Abdullah says he is pulling out because he wants to spend more time with his wife, Paula Abdullah...
"No runoff election in Afghanistan. Apparently a second election would be way too expensive to rig...
"Abdullah Abdullah may be out of the race, but they say in four years his son will be on the ballot. That would be Abdullah W. Abdullah."
-- David Letterman, The Late Show