First Lady Michelle Obama joked with David Letterman about running for president. watch here:
"I'm retiring in a few weeks," Letterman said.
"No kidding," Obama deadpanned.
"And I know that your time at the White House, in a couple of years, same sort of thing," Letterman continued after sharing a laugh. "You won't be retiring though. But do you ever glimpse down that far down the road?"
Obama responded, "What, like when I'm going to be running for president or anything?"
"That's something to consider," Letterman said.
The first lady then said that the two should hang out -- and that she could help the retiring comedian raise his children. "I would help you -- raise your children," she said to laughs. "I could help you through those dark times."
"That's both delightful and pathetic," said Letterman.
In 2013, NBC newsreader Brian Williams re-told the fake story of how his helicopter was shot down in Iraq. The story, which he passionately retells to David Letterman, begins about the 3 minute mark, with many details that we now know do not reflect reality:
Williams admitted today that indeed his helicopter was not shot down in Iraq. (He was in the follow-on chopper.)
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits fell by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 382,000 in the week ended Sept. 15, the Labor Department said Thursday ... Economists surveyed by MarketWatch expected claims to drop to 375,000. I The average of new claims over the past month, meanwhile, rose by 2,000 to 377,750, the highest level since late June.
In an appearance on the LateShow with David Letterman, President Barack Obama suggested that most of the country’s debt was accumulated under George W. Bush, pretended that he has offered a solution to these problems, said that he does not know the total U.S. national debt, and claimed that the debt is not a short-term concern for the country.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie's office has released a chart outlining various successes over the last three years. It's being called "Christie By The Numbers: A Look Back At Everything Across Three Balanced Budgets."
It's not everyday that two likely candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination appear simultaneously on the top late-night talk shows. But that is what happened last night, with Sarah Palin's appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show and Mitt Romney's on David Letterman's Late Show. I just watched both interviews, which we'll post below the fold.