Daily Archives: February 6, 2009

My Boob Tube Got Boobier

From the Los Angeles Times:

[…] former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s self-exculpatory campaign train rolled into the Ed Sullivan Theater last night. I don’t expect to see “Letterman/Blagojevich” up for any Oscars in 2039, but the real thing provided an odd half hour of television.

“I’ve been wanting to be on your show in the worst way for the longest time,” Blagojevich told “Late Show” host David Letterman.

“Well, you’re on in the worst way, believe me,” Letterman lobbed back, having been served a straight line that was old the first time your granny heard it.


“For the life of me, I have no idea why this guy is here,” Letterman had said, but that wasn’t really so hard to answer. The ousted governor, who has also lately appeared on “The View,” “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Today Show” (“and every other show that is in production currently,” said the host), had, like most “Late Show” guests, something to sell: his version of whatever truth is out there.


“Now, are you going to continue to be on TV?” Letterman finally asked.

Oh, Dave, you don’t know the half of it! Now, I have to tell you, kids, that I am not yet convinced that Blago did anything that every other politician hasn’t done (other than get caught). That said, I’m getting sick of seeing his mug on every show on TV. So, I figured I would change the channel to TVLand and catch some of the old comedies.

I figured that would be a Blago-free zone, but I was mistaken. Had I been paying closer attention, I would have known that when this flashed on the screen:



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