Still, we had some late-night-bombshell bombshells. Charles Grodin trotted out the head of Judicial Watch -- presumably to have him decry Starr's long leash. And the guy dropped a big one: The Secret Service "has not denied" having a White House video surveillance system, he claimed, that might just have caught Bill Clinton on film tampering with Monica. Now there's a video to trump Pamela and Tommy Lee's ...
But even Leno's monologue captured the nightgeist: "Let's move on." He then closed with three nice, clean, bland, always-good-for-a-laff jokes about Twinkies. Remember those? Letterman was playing catch-up with Air Force One jokes about the "right-wing conspiracy." It was sad. Really.
Last laughs: Okay, there was one Leno line on-point: "Bill Clinton vows to bring Saddam Hussein to his knees with a military strike. And when it comes to bringing people to their knees..." Plus, among Letterman's "Monica's Top 10 Nicknames for the President": "Commander in Briefs."
Pray for the proffer.