Back from Chicago and YearlyKos, and many are the tales I will tell you. But not today (though here's a taste from another observer). So, while I sort out my thoughts and make sense of my notes and process the whole liblogger bash, here's a very funny video by A. Whitney Brown (via our mutual friend Barry Crimmins), formerly of "SNL" and the original "Daily Show" with Craig Kilborn. Whitney's lost none of his edge, and try to imagine Lorne Michaels bringing him back to the Weekend Update desk to deliver the below.
On second thought, don't bother imagining it. Dennis Miller will be asked back sooner than will Whitney. Given the current show's tone, it would be a natural. I can hear the Arab-bashing japes tossed between Miller and Seth Meyers now . . .
I'm the author of "MR. MIKE: The Life and Work of Michael O'Donoghue, The Man Who Made Comedy Dangerous," "AMERICAN FAN: Sports Mania and the Culture That Feeds It," and "SAVAGE MULES: The Democrats and Endless War."
I wrote jokes for Bill Maher and countless other comics, some of whom ran for public office. I've done the media/public speaking thing, pounding podiums when not singing and dancing for tossed coins. Once upon a time I wrote Red State Son, the archive of which can be found in the blogroll below.