Hendrik Hertzberg (The New Yorker) with video (23:26):
President Obama acquitted himself handily. Jane has the video. In the bit I liked best, which begins at the fourteen-minute mark, Obama unveils his secret agenda for the second term. (“In my first term, we ended the war in Iraq. In my second term, I will win the war on Christmas.”) Jimmy Kimmel, who followed, did about as well as whatever professional comedian is chosen for the assignment usually does, which is to say that only about half his jokes misfired. But even if they’d all fizzled except one, that one would have redeemed him. It’s his take on Bill O’Reilly’s book about the Lincoln assassination, and it starts at about eight and a half minutes in (above). MORE...
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