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May 11, 2009
Letterman writer: Obama 'too competent' to make jokes about
One of David Letterman's main writers for "The Late Show" has answered the question why late night comedians don't make fun of Barack Obama.
Newsbusters Brent Baker was following the goings on at a comedy writers' panel that took place in Washington recently that featured Letterman joke writer Bill Scheft who had this to say about why Obama is getting a pass from late night shows:
It's not because he's black and it's not because we're afraid. It's just that he's, just so far, just a little too damn competent and we ain't used to that. [multiple panelists say "yeah."]
With unemployment at 8.9%, a stimulus bill that isn't stimulating anything, a foreign policy that is little more than an apologia, the politicization of national security, and a fumbling, bumbling speechmaker without a teleprompter, one wonders where Scheft is getting the idea that this president is competent in anything except pulling the wool over the eyes of ignorant, gullible liberals.