Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thoughts on Letterman

I caught last night's edition of The Late Show with David Letterman.

His apology to his wife, Regina Lasko, was a little hard to swallow. It's funny how spouses who cheat are only sorry for their actions after they've been caught. One must also consider that Letterman admitted to affairs with more than one woman. How many women? For how long? The fact that he didn't apologize to her when he raised the matter on Thursday is rather telling. The best Letterman could do was to say, "I got my work cut out for me." You better believe he does.

Of course, this doesn't excuse the actions of Robert "Joe" Halderman. Just because Letterman has behaved badly does not mean you are entitled to extort money from him. If Halderman is guilty of extortion he ought to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I do find it hard to sympathize with Letterman given his callous treatment of Sarah Palin. He did apologize to her again but then again one cannot be sure if that apology is any more sincere than the one he issued to his wife.

Letterman had Steve Martin and Martin Short on hand for moral support. There is one thing I wonder about though. Remember that President Obama sat down with Letterman a mere fortnight ago. Will Obama avoid Letterman in the same way that he is avoiding Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers and Van Jones?

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