Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Secret Service blankets the "Late Show" for President Obama's appearance.
President Barack Obama.
PLUS: Secret Service in the House, Mitt Caught on Tape, and a Visitor who Wants to Meet the President.
" . . . . and now, made with the best hops, barley, yeast, and water . . . . . . . David Letterman!"
- "Ahmadinejad is in town for the United Nations General Assembly. This is a guy who hates Jews and gays. Boy, is he in the wrong town."
- "By the way, Barack Obama is on the show tonight." (big reaction) "Relax, not that Barack Obama."
- "Mitt Romney said that 47% of the country are freeloaders, and I said 'Is he talking about my relatives?'"
With the President on the show tonight, the place is crawling with Secret Service agents. They are all over the place. We take a look.
We see research artist John Klarl make his way to the 11th floor kitchen area. He opens the fridge to grab himself a quart of milk. Sitting inside the refrigerator is a Secret Service agent.
Hey, maybe he can find out who's always stealing my lunch! Hey-Ohhhh!
Did you see the video of Mitt Romney speaking at a fundraiser? Obviously he didn't realize the tape was running. What he said is not what you would expect from a candidate for President. We take a look and listen.
MITT: "What's up, gangstas? It's the M-I-double-tizzle. I have no proof but I have a feeling Canada is planning something . . . . . Isn't it time for a President who looks like a 1970s game show host? . . . . . My new cologne is now available at Macy's. It's 'Mitt-stified.'"
Sounds like he's going for the . . . . the . . . . I'm not sure what demographic he's trying to appeal to here.
It's not always easy being a dad. Dave was faced with a dilemma this morning. When his boy Harry heard the President was going to be on the show, he had a request for daddy. Dave says the last time Barack Obama was here, Harry wanted his stuffed animal to meet the President. (ed.note - the last time Barack Obama was on the show was September 21, 2009. It was candidate Barack Obama on September 10, 2008 who met Harry's stuffed animal.) Harry again wanted his stuffed kitty to meet the President. Dave was surprised since Harry no longer relies on stuffed Kitty for comfort. But Harry wanted his kitty to meet the President again, probably thinking the President wanted to meet Stuffed Kitty, too. Dave had a decision to make . . . disappoint his son, or upset the President. Dave did the right thing and brought in the kitty
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
The President enters to a standing ovation, accompanied by David Rozenblatt on the timpani and Bashiri Johnson on percussion. Dave jumps right in with the question on everybody's mind: "You look great. How much do you weigh?" The President puts himself at 180 pounds. Dave says that's what he is, too, but doesn't look nearly as fit as Obama. The President reassures Dave that he looks great. Dave snaps back, "You haven't seen me naked."
I "Played The President" and said, "With what I have available, I wouldn't be so sure of that." BUZZ!
Dave: "You haven't seen me naked."
President Obama: " . . . and we're going to keep it that way."
The President got serious for a moment and said, "Let me see Kitty." Dave happily hands off Kitty to the President. Somewhere, a boy at home is hopping happy on the couch. The President puts Kitty in the guest chair beside him. Dave quickly puts a stop to that and asks for Kitty back. Dave wants to keep the vacant chair vacant . . . . just in case the President wants to speak to it.
With the important stuff out of the way, Dave and the President talked about the Conventions, the deficit, jobs, the divisiveness in politics, beer in the White House, the Romney tape, and the troubles in Libya, Egypt, and the Middle East.
Exhausted, Dave looks for someone to blame. He says it's the American way. We need someone to blame for everything .. . . Dave asks, "How 'bout Biden? Can we blame Biden?"
We see a flurry of photographers herded on stage to snap some pictures of Dave and the President. Seconds later, they are scurried back to their holding pen.
And that was our show for Tuesday September 18, 2012.
I have nothing today except that Wednesday the 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Go at it.
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