HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - A wisecracking mountain politician who spent
three days in jail for a joke one family found objectionable has
apologized and no longer faces prison time.
Otis Hensley, whose oddball antics added spice to Kentucky's
last two gubernatorial elections, was locked up in the eastern
Kentucky coal town of Harlan last week after repeating a
generations-old Appalachian jest about swapping a fat hog for two
children. He could have faced five to 10 years in prison.
Hensley, a self-described comic, said he may have to rethink his
lifelong dream of being on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Hensley said: "Jay Leno jokes every night and makes millions; I
make one joke and go to jail."
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