NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno took what some might call a cheap shot at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Condoleezza Rice Friday.
After he mentioned the rumor about the former Secretary of State being considered for vice presidential nominee, a mock ad for "Rice and Romney: The New American Treat" was aired which included the lyric, "She’s the perfect choice because of the fact she’s a woman and she’s black" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
(To the old Rice-a-Roni jingle)
Rice and Romney, the new American treat
Rice and Romney, the combo can’t be beat.
She’s the perfect choice because of the fact
She’s a woman and she’s black.
Rice and Romney, the new American treat.
If Rice and Romney were Democrats, wouldn't the PC police be all over this, or is this election cycle starting to cause me to lose my sense of humor?
— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) June 9, 2012