So ... Stephen Colbert has been tagged to replace David Letterman as host on the CBS Late Night TVshow. This is apparently big news. Fine. I have to report that I really don\u2019t care all that much. I liked Colbert on Comedy Central. \u201cOf course you would!\u201d you say. \u201cYou\u2019re a bleeding-heart liberal!\u201d Whatever. Still, I don\u2019t know how good he will be in the Late Night format. He\u2019s talented, but this is a different style of program, with a different style of schtick. Still, we\u2019ll need to wait and see. I am also not impressed with Jay Leno\u2019s replacement \u2014 Jimmy Fallon. In the Leno-Letterman competition, I was a Leno fan. And, by the way, I was a big fan of Jimmy Fallon back in the Saturday Night Live days. But, he doesn\u2019t seem to be \u201ctranslating\u201d well on the Tonight show. I just don\u2019t find him all that funny. He is way too giggly and silly. Giggly and silly isn\u2019t necessarily funny. Oh well. Frankly, all these changes benefit me a lot. I\u2019m getting to bed much earlier! I used to look forward to Jay\u2019s opening and some of his second acts \u2014 such as Monday night\u2019s \u201cHeadlines.\u201d But then I\u2019d hit the sack before the interviews. Now I can start my snooze time as soon as I\u2019ve seen the weather. So, we have Colbert replacing Letterman. It has been interesting to see the intensity of scrutiny and level of commentary which the Colbert assignment has been given \u2014 especially from his detractors. The guys on the right are just about soiling their britches. It\u2019s amazing. I mean, I honestly don\u2019t much care one way or the other while I suppose I should theoretically be the guy breaking open the bubbly. They, on the other hand \u2014 the Rush Limbaughs and the Bill O\u2019Reillys \u2014 are situating themselves on a dung heap, scraping their sores, putting on the sackcloth and covering themselves in ashes. It is all \u201cWoe is me!\u201d and \u201cWhat is this country coming to?\u201d Really? Colbert is a comedian who you can choose to like, or not. If you like him \u2014 turn up the volume and enjoy a chuckle. If you don\u2019t like him \u2014 turn off the tube and read a book, (preferably one of O\u2019Reilly\u2019s works of historical fiction!) But their reactions??? Ouch! Limbaugh totally flipped out. \u201cCBS has just declared war on the heartland of America,\u201d he sputtered. \u201cNo longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatism. Now it\u2019s just wide out in the open. \u201cWhat this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny, and a redefinition of what is comedy. \u201cThey\u2019re blowing up the 11:30 format. They hired a partisan, so-called comedian, to run a comedy show.\u201d Poor, Rush. It\u2019s always interesting that Rush sees everybody who is categorically the opposite of himself as \u201cpartisan\u201d but he doesn\u2019t realize what a slanted hack and a buffoon he is on his own. Then there is Bill O\u2019Reilly. Bill is simply apoplectic. \u201cColbert has built an entire career on pleasing the left,\u201d O\u2019Reilly complained. Really!!??!! And O\u2019Reilly has built a career ... exactly how? O\u2019Reilly suggested Colbert will face an uphill battle duking it out with fellow late night comedians and program hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. Uncle Bill said those two were \u201c...high energy guys who want to have a good time on their show.\u2019 And Colbert??? Wellllllllll ... not exactly sluggish in his performances. O\u2019Reilly is so distraught over Colbert\u2019s being tagged for the Letterman job he came out declaring him the whole if not sole culprit in \u201c... the destruction of America.\u201d Seriously, Bill? Stephen Colbert is single-handedly responsibly for the downfall of this nation? The guys on Wall Street; the crooks in America\u2019s investment banks; the real estate scammers; the Big Business flim-flam men; and the collective demolition team in Washington, (both Dems and the GOP), are all OK? But the guy who laughs at them and holds them up to ridicule is destroying the fiber of this nation? Whoa! Take it easy there, Bill! There are a lot of people out there unraveling the fiber of this nation, but they ain\u2019t guys like Colbert or Jon Stewart. The guys who are really destroying this country are dressed a lot more natty, and have a lot more gravitas. And they often call themselves patriots.