Generally, one disapproves of sitting Presidents doing comedy shows. However, after recent series of gaffes, blunders, and disasters that Obama’s had – The AIG debacle, the proposal to bill veterans for their service related medical care, the teleprompter snag, the entire shabby treatment of Gordon Brown, and it probably wasn’t the best week to reveal his $500,000 book advance, etc. – he needs to get his case to the American people, most of whom no longer bother with the nightly news.
Strategically, it’s the right thing for Obama to do. One just wishes that he had something constructive to say.