Video: Letterman finally figures out what's funny about Barack Obama

Could have been a witty, incisive (if not fall-down-funny) bit had they framed it as a commentary on how sacrosanct The One is to late-night comedians, whether for reasons of racial jitters or old-fashioned liberal bias. Instead they copped out and made it a goof about how lame and lazy their writers are. I’m just old enough to remember when Letterman was regarded as something of a comic daredevil for the way his show operated as a wry satire of the genre. Here’s what the daredevil’s reduced to now. Click the image to watch.