Grassley featured in late night comedy

If you were watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was featured in a bit Leno did in the monologue.  Leno recounted for the in-studio crowd and the at-home audience Grassley's resign or commit suicide "suggestion" that business executives who've mismanaged their companies to the point the company has to be bailed out by the American taxpayer.  Leno took the concept one step further, suggesting the public would fork over money for the "pay per view" broadcast of those suicides.  

Later, when Keith Olbermann — host of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann — was a featured guest chatting with Jay, Grassley's name was mentioned again.  Olbermann referenced Grassley's remark about companies sucking on the, well "breast" of the American taxpayer. (That link takes you to video of Grassley.) Olbermann and Leno perhaps thought it barnyard humor.  But many of us from the farm would never use the three-letter word that begins and ends with the letter "t" as Grassley did.  On our farm, we were taught to use the proper name when referring to the milk-delivery portion of a dairy cow's "breast" — a four-letter word that beings and ends with the letter "t" but has the vowel combo "ea" in the middle.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.