That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.
Mike Huckabee guests on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday, as he hopes to capture the same late-night magic that may have helped him win Iowa last week. He’s also expected to be on “The Colbert Report” on Wednesday. Colbert and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” return on Monday, sans writers.
Moore on Obama: Michael Moore celebrates Obama’s victory in Iowa as a win for those who opposed the Iraq war from the start. But he also has some critical words for the Illinois senator on health care.
He writes, “So Barack, you can talk all you want about “let’s put the
partisanship aside, let’s all get along,” but the other side has no
intention of being anything but the bullies they are. Get your game
face on now. And, if you can, tell me why you are now the second
largest recipient of health industry payola after Hillary. You now take
more money from the people committed to stopping universal health care
than any of the Republican candidates.”
Scarlett’s Choice: One person I didn’t mention who was in Iowa for Obama: Scarlett Johansson, who spoke at a rally in Coralville on the eve of the caucus and later attended a rally in Des Moines.
Kucinich Suit: Dennis Kucinich tried to stop the debate on Saturday: He filed a temporary restraining order to halt the forum, given that he as cut out of the show. ABC’s David Westin personally intervened and convinced a judge not to grant an order.
Quotable: “I’m filling time. The writers are on strike, David Letterman went back to work. I don’t have a lot of good material.” Hillary Clinton, at a New Hampshire town hall on Saturday, when she ad libbed as aides went to fill empty seats from people waiting outside.