As a longtime champion of Dave Letterman over Jay Leno, I have to recommend this fine article from the Trib today. To sum it up in a nutshell:
Wondering aloud whether Bush and his vice president, Dick Cheney, have “any humanity,” as Letterman has done, is a direct violation of the national talk-show rule book followed by Leno, the one where you round off all rough edges so as not to turn off any potential viewer.
The interview Dave did with then-governor Bush in 2000 should have sealed his fate, but then, most viewers were probably watching Leno kiss some hack celebrity’s ass that night. When he’s gone people are going to realize the genius of Dave.
And let’s not not forget…Great Moments in Presidential Speeches.