I've always been a big fan of David Letterman.
I think he is funny, and a friend of the gays. The other day he went on and on about the recently born child of one of the producers in his show. The producer was a lesbian, and that fact was clear to us. David really took his time in acknowledging the whole birth situation, and telling us how happy he was for the new baby, and the new great family. Really heart warming. And David was sorry that the producer-mommy had to be back on the show so soon after the birth. Go David.
Tonight, Jim McGreevey was supposed to read the Top Ten list on David's show, but he didn't show up. At times it felt like David was joking about it all -- he does that often, like one time, he said the Prime Minister from New Zealand was going to make an appearance, and then some hot bimbo showed up.
Anyway, here's what David said: "we had invited the governor to be here, he said he would be here, we were all very excited that he was going to be here and then he stopped calling. They just stopped calling. They left us numbers that were unplugged, we couldn't get a hold of him. He said, 'Oh no, we're coming, don't worry, we're coming,' and that's the last we heard of him…I hope he's okay."
I think Jim McGreevey was very successful in untangling the mess from his misdeeds while in office, he acknowledged his mistakes everywhere, on Oprah, even on Larry King (where he kissed his boyfriend/partner on the air - on the air ! - in front of a bewildered Larry King, who said: "that's a first on my show"). So, I think that reading his own Top Ten on Letterman would have been a great way to show that he has the best sense of humor...
The Top Ten was great (even if a little Brokeback-ish in approach). The top ten suggestions for the titles of the chapters in McGreevey's new book are:
10. "The Day I Got Caught Governing Myself"
9. "How to Pretend to Like Girls for 47 Years"
8. "From Schwarzenegger to Pataki: Governors I'd Like to Oil Up"
7. "Another Confession – I Can't Resist Entenmann's Pound Cake"
6. "At First I Just Thought I Was Bipartisan"
5. "The New Jersey Budget Crisis – What Would Judy Garland Do?"
4. "A Look at the Governor's Balls"
3. "Politicians Who Left a Bad Taste in My Mouth"
2. "How to Push Through a Bill – Or a Steve or a Larry…"
1. "Why I Don't Like Bush"
Right after the Top Ten, David interviewed super funny, closeted comedian Dane Cook. I think he is gay, even if he denies it in on his website. Here's the relevant part of the FAQ: "Q: Are you gay? A: Nope. But I know gay people and they seem nice."
Update on September 29, 2006: talking about books, Dan reminded us of this great video where David Letterman rips Mary Cheney a new one: