While most of us were reacting in shock and horror last week to images of the American flag being torn down from our embassy in Cairo, another startling bit of news emerged: President Obama had been booked for an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” That had to be a case of bad timing, right? Certainly the president would reschedule seeing that, well, the world was on fire.

Nope.

Some things are just too important to miss, like a fundraiser at Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s club and a side-trip to Letterman’s comfy chair. Reporters were there to give us a preview of tonight’s show, because this is news, right? In case you can’t stomach it, here’s a summary of the appearance in easy-to-digest tweets.

The great uniter took a swipe at the super-secret Romney fundraiser video, floating the campaign’s line that Obama is and always has been there for all of us.

Obama, fresh from a Democratic National Convention which bumped Sandra Fluke to a prime-time speaking role, denies that the national suffers from a growing entitlement mentality.

Romney’s opponents say the undercover video just proves further how out of touch Romney is. Obama, though, understands your pain — the man’s working two jobs, after all!

Obama surprised many by answering some pointed questions from Letterman about the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Well, almost.

I thought we didn’t joke about the daughters, as kids are strictly off limits. Oh, wait.

Anything else going on in the world?

You mean that YouTube video which killed all those people? Handled.

The episode hasn’t aired yet, so we’ll have to take the word of the press on that one for now. But really? The White House is sticking with the “blame the video” line, even after Ambassador Susan Rice’s disastrous appearance on the Sunday shows?

The first lady made her own television appearance last week to address the number one threat to America’s national security: obesity. Letterman and Obama weren’t afraid to shy away from this important topic.

Well, we’re glad that’s covered. Literally.

  • http://twitter.com/BLeFonque Buckshot LeFonque

    Ha Ha Ha two limp dinkuses chatting it up on TV. Mullah Obama and Comrade Letterman. Whilst some Americans are starving and the Middle East burns with no relief in sight.

  • Wigglesworth111

    Obama isn’t writing off a big chunk of the country. He just wants to punish them. ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends ” Barack Obama

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Dave USED to be quite funny before he started to take himself too seriously and decided to spin for lefty politicians in the last election. I got tired of Bush/McCain/Palin bashing non-stop while elevating O to saint-hood. Haven’t watched him since. Wonder if he bought some ‘special’ lip gloss to plant on O’s rear?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Obama on Letterman ““There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something.”

    Then why are they called Entitlement Payments, Preezy?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Letterman told Obama how grown up daughters look. “Think they’ll get knocked up by ARod?”

    Yeah, I filled in the last part myself. Letterman sure isn’t going to go where he had no problem with Willow Palin.

  • SAndrews

    Taping Letterman, asked about Mitt Romney’s 47% comment, Pres Obama says as a president, you’ve got to golf for everybody, not just some.

  • Lou G

    So let me get this straight, the “middle east burns” as President Obama is on David Letterman, but the Mr. Romney, the potential next commander in chief, is a-okay to go on a talk show.

    Obama can’t go on vacation, but it’s perfectly reasonable for Bush to say that Osama Bin Laden isn’t a priority and then swing at his golf ball or go to Crawford.

    hmmm..now I could bash conservatives but I’ll take the high road. Was Mr. Obama’s appearance a case of “bad scheduling” ? Perhaps. Depends on when he booked it. If it was 2-5 days ago, then yes. If it was 2-5 months ago, not so sure.

    Of course to people on the right, it won’t matter but that’s the way it goes.

    • Lyle E Long

      yeah, it’s impossible to cancel a meeting with Letterman and Jay’z just because our people are getting killed. Idiot

      • Lou G

        You know, Lyle, I do find it interesting that all conservatives can do is insult someone for their looks–be it that they’re a fat, a different skin color, a different gender identity or for being an “idiot” because they disagree with you.and that it’s perfectly reasonable to do so.

        but if a “liberal” does the same thing then it’s bad.

        Did I insult you? No. I did not. Did I insult Mr. Romney. Well, no, unless you consider “potential next commander-in-chief” as an insult.

        Thank you for your WONDERFUL contribution. I look forward to one day actually discussing things with you.

        I hope you had a blessed day. This next month and a half to two months is going to be fun!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.greer.14 Stephen Greer

      Lou G, it’s a very good thing that Michelle Obama is on her crusade to save the country…. you know, from obesity (it’s worst enemy, apparently)… because judging from your photo, you’re in need of saving.

      • Lou G

        You know, Stephen Greer, I do find it interesting that all conservatives can do is insult someone for their looks–be it that they’re a fat, a different skin color, a different gender identity, etc..and that it’s perfectly reasonable to do so.

        but if a “liberal” does the same thing then it’s bad.

        Did I insult you? No. I did not. Did I insult Mr. Romney. Well, no, unless you consider “potential next commander-in-chief” as an insult.

        Thank you for your WONDERFUL contribution. I look forward to one day actually discussing things with you.

        I hope you had a blessed day. This next month and a half to two months is going to be fun!

  • Lou G

    So let me get this straight, the “middle east burns” as President Obama is on David Letterman, but the Mr. Romney, the potential next commander in chief, is a-okay to go on a talk show.

    Obama can’t go on vacation, but it’s perfectly reasonable for Bush to say that Osama Bin Laden isn’t a priority and then swing at his golf ball or go to Crawford.

    hmmm..now I could bash conservatives but I’ll take the high road. Was Mr. Obama’s appearance a case of “bad scheduling” ? Perhaps. Depends on when he booked it. If it was 2-5 days ago, then yes. If it was 2-5 months ago, not so sure.

    Of course to people on the right, it won’t matter but that’s the way it goes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/walker.bennett.5 Walker Bennett

    So, Letterman extorts sex from his interns by telling them he will ruin their chances at a career in the entertainment industry if they don’t sleep with him. How do you think he kept his job? He kept it because he’s been pushing a socialist agenda to a large audience for years. If you work in the media you can pretty much do anything you want as long as you don’t ever stray from the far left. If you happen to utter anything that is viewed as conservative you will be shunned immediately. TV only has power over you if you watch it. If people would get rid of their idiot box and start thinking for themselves this country would be greatly improved.

    • Karen Reid

      I would like to agree with you Walker, but if I get rid of my box, I wouldn’t be able to get the CORRECT news off of the FOX NEWS channel

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Attention whore-in-chief.

  • JoH113

    Methinks Letterman has heard the DL rumors about Obama.

  • JoH113

    Methinks Letterman has heard the DL rumors about Obama.