Talk of Sarah Palin and tea parties spread across the talk shows last night, almost as if her appearance on the Tonight Show couldn’t stay confined to one program. As a guest, Palin raised the bar for late-night absurdity by performing a stand-up comedy act and describing the tea-party movement as “beautiful.” “She’s terrific,” Mitt Romney told David Letterman on his show, and warned the host to be nicer about her, apparently unaware that Letterman is acquainted with her wrath. Tea-party chatter continued on The Colbert Report, where David Brooks attempted to tell the host that Reagan would not have agreed with the protesters, which went about as well as could be expected. Finally, Craig Ferguson seemed to be lonely in all the Palin hubbub. Watch our compilation to see what you missed.