Speaking in the East Room, Obama lauded the honorees, comedian David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova, actor Dustin Hoffman, blues guitarist Buddy Guy and the surviving members of rock group Led Zeppelin…
…Obama addressed each of the award winners individually, teasing late-night host David Letterman.
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“It’s different when you’re not the one with the mic, isn’t it, Dave,” Obama said to laughter. “You’re looking a little stressed, aren’t you?”
In July 2009 David Letterman ‘joked’ that Sarah Palin looked like a slutty flight attendant.
Letterman also said Sarah Palin suffered an awkward moment at the Yankee game. “During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”
The daughter who accompanied Palin on her trip to New York was 14-year-old Willow.
Today Letterman was honored by Barack Obama at the White House.