Bill Maher went on the "Tonight Show" yesterday to welcome Conan to Los Angeles, but instead had the host squirming in his seat. With no new projects to promote, Maher spent the evening talking politics.
Conan began by asking Maher about a recent statement he made on CNN calling America stupid. "You know who [got upset]? The stupid people...Bill O'Reilly called me a pinhead, which is a) not true and b) really funny coming from a doody face like him." Maher went on to attack America's misconceptions of our political system and offered the birthers a deal, "I will show you Obama's birth certificate if you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma."
In the second segment, Conan asked Maher about comments he made accusing Obama of being overexposed. "I get it, he likes to be on TV. I like my bong, I take it out of my mouth every once in awhile." From there, Maher launched into health care, saying the president should stop dicking around and a take a lesson from the Bush administration about how to get his way. "Obama should wake up tomorrow and say 'Jesus told me to fix health care'...This Max Baucus guy needs to wake up tomorrow with an intern's head in his bed." The visibly uncomfortable O'Brien argued for compromise, but didn't put too fine a point on it.