Good sport and CNN anchor Kyra Phillips read the following top 10 list on Letterman Thursday night of "Kyra Phillips Excuses" for her microphone malfunction.
Her inadvertently open mike caught a bathroom conversation with a colleague, intermixed with a speech by the president, who had his own open mike moment at the G-8 summit last month:
10. Still haven't mastered complicated on/off switch.
9. Larry King told me he does this all the time.
8. How was I supposed to know we had a reporter embedded in the bathroom?
7. I honestly never knew this sort of thing was frowned upon.
6. I couldn't resist a chance to win $10,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos.
5. I was set up by those bastards at Fox News.
4. Like you've never gone to the bathroom and had it broadcast on national television.
3. I just wanted that hunky Lou Dobbs to notice me.
2. Okay, so I was drunk and I couldn't think straight.
1. You have to admit, it made the speech a lot more interesting.