As NewsBusters reported Monday, comedians just can't bring themselves to poke fun at Barack Obama.
This problem apparently is troubling CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman:
The challenge for us here at the "Late Show": what are we going to do to make fun of the President, because that's what we do, we take cheap shots at the President. And, we didn't know what to do the first four years of Clinton. We thought, "Wow, what's going on there?" And BINGO, in comes the heavy set intern, and BOOM. That was great. And then Bush proved to be another mother lode, I mean, what a rich deep vein that was. But now we're, thank you, but we don't know what to do with Barack Obama because he comes in and he hits the ground running, and whether he's doing anything good, he's at least doing stuff. He's gone crazy, he's always doing stuff. And I said, "Oh, God, I'm going to have to go back to telling toothpaste jokes."
Realizing this wouldn't be good, Letterman got one of his writers to finally come up with some Obama jokes, but as you'll see from the embedded video below the fold, they all bashed -- wait for it!!! -- Bush (h/t Hot Air):
Wow. I guess they still can't bring themselves to make jokes about Obama, can they?
On a related note, it appears the good folks over at the Huffington Post either can't bring themselves to allow jokes to be aired about former President Clinton or heavy set White House interns because in their video of this segment, they conveniently edited out Letterman's reference to Monica Lewinsky.
What makes this even more hilarious is this occurred less than 24 hours after the Post complained about Fox News cropping and manipulating videos.
Now THAT's entertainment!