Triumph the Insult Comic Dog: ‘I’ve learned that John Sununu has no sense of humor’

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

BOCA RATON, Fla. — America’s favorite foul-mouthed dog showed up at Monday night’s presidential debate and had some choice words for several of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s surrogates.

The Daily Caller encountered Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in the spin room while listening to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio talk to reporters.

“He’s doing that Spanish thing,” Triumph said, sneaking up behind TheDC to see Rubio answer a question in Spanish for a Spanish-language news outlet. “I’m not buying it. I think his real name is Mark Rubenstein.”

TheDC asked Triumph what he had learned covering the debate.

“I’ve learned that John Sununu has no sense of humor,” he said of the former New Hampshire governor and Romney surrogate.

Anything else?

“I’m pretty sure Bay Buchanan is Pat Buchanan in a wig,” he said of commentator Pat Buchanan’s sister, who is also a Romney surrogate.

Asked for his opinion on who won the debate, Triumph said: “All I know is that the Giants were winning in the seventh inning.”

He also added: “I noticed that Romney’s hair looked very, very sharp and oily. I believe he uses ‘Just for Presidents’ hair dye.”

Triumph is a puppet operated by comedian Robert Smigel. He made his debut in 1997 on NBC’s “Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien.” Since then, Triumph has humorously covered numerous cultural and political events, where he has ridiculed celebrities, politicians and Star Wars fans.

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