The comedy took place Saturday night at the White House Correspondents Dinner. It came from the President, not from the comedian. (Perhaps that was Leno’s tragedy!)  The tragedy happened and continues to happen all around us… from the oil geyser in the gulf, to the massive flooding in Nashville and surrounding Southern cities and states, to what’s happening to musician Danny Tate, and lots more…

We kicked things off today with a conversation with Editor in Chief Joan Walsh! It was her first visit to the show, and the first time we’d ever spoken. I’m a fan of Joan’s… even more so after seeing her composure in the face of stupid evil like Dick Armey and just plain stupid like Mika Brzezinksi!

Danny Tate is a wonderful musician/singer/songwriter whose life has been turned upside down due to his brother, a lawyer and an either crooked and seriously corrupt judge in Tennessee. Click here to listen to my interview with Danny (it’s also contained in the podcast of the entire show, which you can hear by clicking on the player at the top of this post).  Click here to read the “Nashville Scene” piece that tells the entire, very sad story. Click here to get to Danny Tate’s diary and here for the “Friends for Danny Tate’s Defense” facebook page.

And finally, we wrapped up the show with a visit from Crooks & LiarsNicole Belle and a recap of the Sunday talking head shows….