Barney the White House dog spoke out today on W's performance as the new Late Show host. "Letterman should never have left! Now I have to listen to George practice his jokes all day." Barney says he will protest his master's inarticulations and blundered buffoonery by messing on the Oval Office rug every time W cracks a joke.
After a week of Bush's poor performance, Letterman expressed dismay at leaving the show. With viewer ratings dropping like Barney's "protests" and presidential performance ratings at a record -20% surely W will have to quit one job and concentrate on the other, say critics.
One person has spoken out in support of W's second job. "He's the funniest guy I know. I laugh the whole time he's on the show," says Dick Cheney.