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Wednesday, February 04, 2009 |
( 2/04/2009 04:37:00 PM ) Bill S.
"I'M THE ANTI-NIXON!" Couldn't keep from getting pulled into watching disgraced ex-gov Rod Blagojevich last night on David Letterman. "What on Earth could this guy tell us that would make anybody change their mind about him?" I wondered. Not much, it turns out: lots of mentions of his innocent young daughters and repeated declarations that the tapes we heard were taken totally out of context. I'd be more inclined to believe the latter if the man didn't flog the former so frequently. ("FORMER GOVERNOR FLOGS CHILDREN!" Sounds like a call for DCFS!)
As for Dave, no matter how often he may protest that "You're dealing with a man who is largely ignorant in these matters," we all know differently. And that feigned ignorance didn't keep Dave from getting in a few good zingers. In the end, I suspect Rod's appearance was a wash -- and what was up with his repeatedly calling the audience "listeners" when he first came on? Did he think Letterman was doing talk radio?