"It was so hot today, people were as delirious and incoherent as a Florida jury," the Tonight Show host said.
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Although the line was met with some cheers, his next joke didn't fare as well. "This [verdict] means President Obama's economic team is only the second most clueless group of people in America," Leno said. When the audience sat silent, Leno said, "Is the mic off? I don't think they heard the joke."
Leno then retold the joke, and this time — perhaps out of pity — the audience cheered. Watch the video below.
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