Stay Up Late

So, I just watched Barack Obama on Letterman - he brought the place down. Letterman ought to be in political coverage. He always looks so much more like the respectable kind of person we haven't seen in politics in some time when he's doing so, and certainly moreso than the folks doing "real" political coverage.

And now, I'm watching Craig Ferguson tongue-lashing America for being so goddamn complacent, and so very, very stupid, about politics. The man's a Scottish-born naturalized American, and he's smarter about our politics than many of the Americans I've seen.

Why is it that all the good political coverage is isolated mostly to late-night talk shows? Why isn't it everywhere, like it should be?