White House Fly Rod Humor

January 4, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Dave Letterman decided to poke fun at presidential choices in room decor in his monologue Monday night: “They were talking about the kind of stuff that the President receives during the course of the year. He receives thousands and thousands of dollars of gifts. Were you aware of this fact? That President Bush gets a lot of gifts. I guess all presidents do. One was a $900 fishing rod, a fly fishing rod that he displays in the Oval Office. And I was thinking, hmm, you know, the last time a president displayed a rod in the Oval Office — he was impeached.” You can hear Dave’s recording on this page (click on January 2, 2006).