OK, so is it a surprise to anyone that Jay Leno's first guest will be Mike Huckabee after breaking with the WGA strikers! On the eve of the Iowa cauc
December 31, 2007

OK, so is it a surprise to anyone that Jay Leno's first guest will be Mike Huckabee after breaking with the WGA strikers!

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will trade jokes with Jay Leno on NBC's "Tonight Show."

While his rivals will be making a final appeal to the state's voters, Huckabee will be flying to Los Angeles to tape the show with Leno, who returns to the air Wednesday without striking writers.

A similar late-night appearance backfired on rival Fred Thompson, who irked voters in New Hampshire by skipping a Republican debate last fall at the University of New Hampshire to announce his candidacy on Leno's show.

The WGA is hoping their deal with Letterman will have a dramatic effect on Leno's ratings. United Hollywood weighs in on it. The idea of crossing the picket line will keep many celebrities off of Leno, but Jay has been a stand up for decades and his fans tune in to see him so I guess we'll see how that shakes out.

I'm not sure if Huckabee has the Secret Service guarding him yet, (I did a quick google search and came up empty) but it'll be interesting to see how his security responds to the striking writers when Huckabee shows up to Leno...Can you see any arrests coming as we've seen in the past with BushCo. for simply wearing a "Huckabee sucks t-shirt?" Have your video cameras with you if you're on the line.

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