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David Letterman Slams Putin

I got an interesting email from reader R.K. this morning…

Hey James, Just wanted to let you know that last night on the Late Show with David Letterman, they did a short funny bit replaying clips of all these different news anchors (and of course Hillary Clinton) caught mispronouncing Medvedev’s name. Then, right when the bit ended, Letterman looked into the camera and ad-libbed – “You know it doesn’t even matter because he’s just one of Putin’s cronies…,” while shaking his head in cynical disapproval. The surprising comment was greeted with silence from the crowd, while his hype man in the band Paul Shaffer quipped, “Is that you speaking here? Because you usually don’t go political…” And from there the show continued on without further comment. Cheers, R.K.