Politico reports that a Jan. 19 late night skit by TV comedian Jay Leno has angered the Sikh community. Joking about the homes of the Republican presidential candidates, Leno showed photos of Newt Gingrich’s estate in Virginia and Ron Paul’s ranch house in Texas. He then referred to Mitt Romney's summer home but instead showed a photo of the sacred Golden Temple in Punjab, India. According to NDTV, the Indian government yesterday complained to US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia about the Leno skit. At a press briefing on Monday (full text), before any formal contact from the Indian government, a State Department spokesperson in response to a question emphasized U.S. respect for Sikhs, but said that Leno's remarks are constitutionally protected. Meanwhile yesterday TMZ reports that a California man, Dr. Randeep Dhillon, has filed a libel suit against Leno, claiming that he falsely portrayed the Sikh religion's holiest place as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh.