David Letterman had CBS News anchor Katie Couric doubled over with laughter when he referred to Rush Limbaugh as a "bonehead" and described his shirt-unbuttoned appearance at the recent CPAC conference as that of an "East European gangster."
Though Couric didn't take the bait during her guest appearance on Monday night, she did admit to feeling uncomfortable to hear the words Rush Limbaugh and flesh in the same sentence and joked with Letterman, "So much for my interview with Rush."
Here is Letterman's conversation with Couric:
Letterman starts off, asking Couric:
"What about this bonehead Rush Limbaugh? Honest to God, I mean, what is going on there?
He gets up in Washington and he's the keynote speaker at some function and he comes up and he looks like an East European gangster. He's got the black jacket on, the black silk shirt and it's unbuttoned like, oh yeah, when you think Rush Limbaugh, you think, 'Ooh, let's see a little flesh.' Honestly. What is he doing?"
Couric doubles over and laughs, saying "although I'm thrown by the Rush Limbaugh flesh in the same sentence... it's indicative of the power vacuum in the Republican party right now and he's filling it right now."
"We get used to Republicans like Newt Gingrich and Newt... resembled a Newt... but a smart guy. And now all of a sudden you get Rush Limbaugh... "I'm sorry the casino's closed"... What? Leave us alone, my God!
Couric laughs, adding, "So much for my interview with Rush."