"There's a possibility that I'll be the first talk show host impeached," he continued. "It's fall here in New York City, and I spent the whole weekend raking my hate mail. It's cold, too—chilly outside, chilly inside my house."Video at the link.
Letterman then mock-started making cracks about Bill Clinton, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Eliot Spitzer (apparently they all have something in common), stopping himself every time.
"This is only phase one of the scandal," he reminded the audience. "Phase two, next week I go on Oprah and sob."...
"Also," he added, "what can it hurt? Once again I'd like to apologize to the former governor of Alaska. Sarah Palin, I'm terribly, terribly sorry.
October 6, 2009
He gets off some pretty good jokes in the process of doing what circumstances have forced him to do: