This Dude Is Late-Night Comedy Gold

Letterman, Stewart, et al, pounce on Blago name, hair, idiocy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2008 7:00 AM CST

(Newser) – America's comics have rushed to mine the vein of comedy gold opened by Rod Blagejovich's arrest on corruption charges, the Chicago Tribune reports. "It's one count of bribery, one count of fraud, and one count of Blagojeviching," David Letterman said. Jon Stewart quipped that the governor "has nothing to hide—except what's written on his forehead. My guess is it's something like 'bribe me.'"

Beyond the governor's name and haircut, the apparently rock-solid federal case against him—which was like "hunting cows," according to Stewart—got plenty of laughs. "If it is true, this is a disgrace. A new low in dumb," Stephen Colbert said, reporting from the "Land of Stinkin'." "Gov. Blagojevich, you knew you were under investigation and you used your own phone.''