03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Craig Ferguson Suggests Letterman's Replacement: Jon Stewart

Brand-new U.S. citizen Craig Ferguson's American dream is to follow David Letterman on CBS for years to come. And if Letterman steps aside when his deal ends in 2010, Ferguson thinks the Late Show seat should go to -- Jon Stewart.

Craig Ferguson, hsot of CBS' Late Late Show"I think Jon should replace Dave if Dave decides to go," Ferguson said last week. "I think Dave should stay, I think he ain't done. But if Dave is finished, I think Jon has earned the job."

It might seem strange for the host of CBS' 12:30 a.m. Late Late Show to bask in his good fortune without seeking more time-slot glory. But after a long chat in Ferguson's office in which he waffled often on whether he truly wants 11:30 p.m., it seems he either has a great defense mechanism or he's just not sure what he wants to do if and when his boss leaves.

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