Obama on Letterman: Funniest Moments

The president sums up his thoughts on health care, and more from the interview
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 6:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Yes, there was that whole potato thing. But President Obama’s stint on Letterman included more funny moments, and Time runs down the top 10:

  • During Dave’s Top 10 list, the No. 2 reason why Obama agreed to appear on the show: “Said yes without thinking, like Bush did with Iraq.”
  • After Obama mentioned his daughters goofed off all summer “which I couldn’t do,” Letterman responded, “Ha, ha, ha. Others have!”

  • Dave riffed on the Secret Service—who were lurking just offstage during Obama’s interview—during his opening monologue: “I think this is a relief for all of us. The building has been cleared of all Republican Congressmen.”
  • Obama explained health care to Letterman, who was confused because, "If I'm not feeling well, I go to the CBS nurse.” The president’s response: "Everybody should have a CBS nurse.”
For the complete list, click the link below. (Read more David Letterman stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.