Play of the Day: A Bad Week for the White House
With scandals bubbling up all around Barack Obama’s White House, late-night comedy is taking note. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno enumerated the scandals, even calling the IRS audit the White House’s “high-tech weapon” in a joke. He also tried to imagine using the same excuses that acting IRS head Steve Miller used when a citizen gets audited. David Letterman was more sympathetic toward the administration, mentioning the sex scandals he misses (Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton) and mentioned Dick Cheney’s recent comments.
On TBS, Conan O’Brien was interested in the notion of a possible impeachment and Obama’s threat of “President Biden.” The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart was particularly interested in the way Obama found out about the Justice Department tapping the Associated Press’ phones and the IRS scandal. Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon was confused on who would actually investigate Justice.
Fast forward to 3:45 to see Stewart explain how Obama learns important information.