Back in happier days!

I have always found the political decision making power of the Late Night Show hosts in the US mesmerizing. From the days of Johnny Carson into the current worlds of David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, these guys made and broke presidents.

Two years ago they were all pushing for the change promise of Obama.  With the conviction of first time offenders they pushed Obama on a nation that needed a happy marriage of some sort. Eight years of Bush junior had spoiled the goods and even POW John McCain with a last minute surprise called Palin, could not get the sympathy of the warlord comedians of late night television.

Now 18 months later, we know that the honeymoon is long over and the knives are on the table when we hear the following intro sketches:

• The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree . . . and think 25 to life would be appropriate. 
–Jay Leno

• America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask. 
–Jay Leno

• Q: Have you heard about McDonald’s’ new Obama Value Meal? 
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it. 
–Conan O’Brien

• Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon? 
A: A fund raiser. 
–Jay Leno

• Q: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary? 
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners. 
–David Letterman

• Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved? 
A: America! 
–Jimmy Fallon

• Q: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo? 
A: Bo has papers. 
–Jimmy Kimmel

• Q: What was the most positive result of the “Cash for Clunkers” program? 
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. 
–David Letterman