Late Night Humor

By Dan Froomkin
9:54 AM ET, 05/ 5/2009

Stephen Colbert tries to crack the code word Obama used when describing his criteria for picking a new Supreme Court Justice.

"Now I was puzzled by the word 'empathy' -- because I'd never heard it before," Colbert says. He even tries to rearrange the letters -- and play Obama's announcement backwards.

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Code Word Empathy

Also, via U.S. News, Jay Leno says: "Just a day after saying he wouldn't go anywhere in confined places like an aircraft or a subway because of the swine flu, Vice President Biden rode a train from Washington to Delaware. You know what that means? Not even Joe Biden listens to Joe Biden."

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