Just when I think I have Jon Stewart finally figured out, he manages to throw a change up and I'm right back to square one. When I saw the segment he did about Sarah Palin on the Tonight Show, I couldn't believe that Jon said some nice things about Sarah and then joked on of all people "Mitt Romney" when he appeared on Letterman. One would think that Sarah's comedy debut would have been red meat for the Palin hating left, but they couldn't find anything. She was so good that the kooks over at the Daily Kos are now trying to float a conspiracy that a "laugh track" was placed in the audience when she appeared
. The thought that people in the audience actually liked Sarah is beyond belief to the tin foil hat brigade. In a funny way, Jon brought up something interesting. People in the political chattering class have been saying that if Sarah Palin runs, her toughest competition will be from Mitt Romney. They have been saying this, because Mitt is very charming and has a lot of charisma. Jon noted Romney was "boring" while Palin was energetic and more personable. In other words, she wasn't a dead fish like Romney was on Letterman. I can't say that this was Romney's fault. It is usually the responsibility of the host to bring out the best in their guests. So really I don't fault Romney, because I've seen Romney in charm mode before, and he can work a crowd and camera when he wants to. The blame for how Romney came off rests with David Letterman. This is a reason why Leno has been the king of late night comedy for 17 years and counting.