Letterman to Spitzer: 'Get Out of Office!'

'Who is running the state?' demands serious late-night host
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 8:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – David Letterman has made as many Eliot Spitzer jokes as anyone since the governor’s indiscretions broke, but last night he went on a punchline-free rant against Client 9. “He should have stepped down yesterday,” he said. “Get out of office. Who is running the state, for the love of God?” The audience applauded wildly, the Daily News reports.

Letterman spent essentially his entire monologue—“Client 9 will soon be looking for wife No. 2”—before getting serious, criticizing the governor for making up his mind on the taxpayer dime. “How does that benefit us residents of the Empire State?” he asked. “Can you imagine if this happened to me, how fast they’d have my ass out of here?”