“I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to watch you work.”* — David Letterman to President Barack Obama, 9/21/09
David Letterman, 8/24/10:
“He’ll have plenty of time for vacations when his one term is up.” Not that I disagree, but is that even really a joke?
Not only is it notable that Letterman would say something like this less than a year after such a full-on tongue kiss, but notice that his audience did their usual mindless, seal-like clapping at everything he says, instead of gasping in shock at his racist bigotry. Oh, how times change.
*Incidentally, this is also Letterman’s standard line with his interns.