The First Draft: David Letterman and the Dalai Lama
Iran is the topic at the Senate Banking Committee, where officials from the State and Treasury departments are set to testify on economic sanctions against Tehran.
Afghanistan is expected to be front and center when President Barack Obama briefs congressional leaders about his Afghan strategy.
Pakistan‘s foreign minister has a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Dalai Lama is in town, too, meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and getting a human rights award.
In the background is the steady drumbeat of the healthcare debate, the fight over climate change legislation and defense spending.
Serious subjects, all of them. And what was the top story on the morning network newscasts? Ten points if you guessed the natural choice: David Letterman’s sex life.
What does this say about Washington? The U.S. media? The public appetite for scandal? Let us know what you think.
Photo credits: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Montreal, Canada, October 3, 2009)
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (U.S. President Barack Obama and David Letterman at a taping of the comedian’s show, New York, September 21, 2009)