A palate cleanser from last night’s Leno debut to tide you over while we wait for the atomic ACORN bomb to drop and the House floor vote on Joe Wilson’s censure. How sorry is this douche for ruining that poor kid’s moment? So sorry that it didn’t occur to him to call and apologize to her until she appeared on “The View” this morning and mentioned that, no indeed, she hadn’t heard from him yet. Someone on his management team must have seen it and taken the hint because the call was duly placed shortly thereafter and all is now right with the world.

Leno’s audience showed no disapproval, natch. Nice job by Jay, though, in milking the faux pathos of the moment by asking about his mom. Exit question: Will you join me in standing with our president in this moment of national crisis?

Tags: Barack Obama