That’s Right Nate

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Letterman Should Learn from GOP Comics

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Today David Letterman officially apologized to Sarah Palin for the tasteless joke he made about her family.  The problem wasn’t that he was tasteless–we forgive tasteless comics all the time.   No, Letterman committed the ultimate sin for a comedian by not being funny.   I’m happy to be having a grand old time in the Grand Old Party where we have the quickest wits in the country to continually crack us up.

Take Michelle Malkin.   Most people, would find joking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks distasteful.  In fact Michelle tore into comedian Wanda Sykes for comparing Rush Limbaugh to the hijackers.   However, even terrorist attacks that kill thousands of Americans can be side splittingly funny to somebody with her gifted comedic touch.   Last Thursday, she ran a hysterical cartoon of one of the planes about to hit the World Trade Center.   I guess technically she got the cartoon from The People’s Cube originally, but you have to admit the woman knows comedy.   Reacting to a report, that terrorists would be read their Miranda rights under Obama as they were under Bush, the cartoon has photoshopped a word balloon onto the 9/11 plane to say, “Mohammed, shouldn’t we read them their miranda rights first? Just kidding man.”  I think I almost peed my pants when I saw it.

I can’t teach Letterman a sense of humor, but former Republican Senatorial Candidate Rusty DePass probably could.  He posted on Facebook this weekend about the escape of a Gorilla, by telling people, “I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless.”   Obviously, comparing the First Lady to an escaped gorilla is comedy gold.

A hysterical email was sent out by a legislative staffer for Tennessee GOP state senator Diane Black.  The staffer, Sherri Goforth, e-mailed this composite picture of the country’s 44 presidents, which represents President Obama with only a set of eyes.   I posted the picture above.   It just goes to show you that even Republican chicks have a great sense of humor.

Of course the king of Republican comedians is Rush Limbaugh.   Perhaps, if Letterman would listen to Rush, he’d get a clue about what America finds funny.  Until he gets that figured out, his apology is beside the point.   This reminds me of the last words of my grandfather who said, “A truck…”


Written by thatsrightnate

June 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm

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  1. You are correct, sir! Yet, it should be “an hysterical.”

    Just goes to show you that you are never too old to need the help of one of Chicago’s dedicated, intelligent, and relaxed (for the next two months) public school teachers.


    June 15, 2009 at 7:44 pm

  2. I think it’s good that he apologized. Having announced it beforehand it’ll probably be good for his ratings. Then Palin can respond again and that’ll get her some more media attention. And it leaves the media another day or so of this to cover. Everyone wins. I love a happy ending. How’d the protest go?


    June 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm

  3. I hope Miss California is funnier than these conservatives you mentioned… I’m beginning to think right-wing nuts have no sense of humor. I mean, other than you, Nate!


    June 16, 2009 at 11:08 am

  4. I haven’t heard word from the protest yet. If it is anything like what’s going on in Iran, we won’t here for awhile. Not funny? Hello!! This is Grade A material.


    June 16, 2009 at 5:56 pm

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