David Letterman + Paris Hilton

I watched David Letterman interview Paris Hilton yesterday. Although I’ve been drenched by the Paris Hilton meme as much as anyone, this was the first time I’d every actually seen her “in person.” It was, I think, a brilliant interview, mostly because Letterman was able to walk a line between his obvious contempt for Hilton and the realization that he is as much a part of the charade as she is. There were strong, strong echoes of Johnny Carson.