Thursday, September 25, 2008

Letterman Rips into McCain for Suspending Campaign

John McCain was supposed to appear on The David Letterman Show last night. But, Mr. Straight Talk skipped the late night venue because he "was racing back to Washington" immediately to deal with the economic crisis. Dave apparently took the cancellation with his usual aplomb -- until he found out the Maverick was still in the building -- with Katie Couric. Trust me, after Wednesday's program, it's become very clear Mr. Letterman does not appreciate being dissed as part of transparent political gambit. Yes, folks, Dave is not the man with whom to f#$k. Here are just a few of Dave's zingers from last night -- sprinkled throughout the show.

"When you call up at the last minute and you cancel a show, ladies and gentleman, that's startin' to smell. I mean, this is not the John McCain I know, by God. It makes me believe something is going haywire with the campaign."

"I'm more than a little disappointed by this behavior. ... are we suspending it [the campaign] because there's an economic crisis or because the poll numbers are sliding?"

"Here's what you do if you're running a campaign in the middle of an economic crisis. Here's what you do ... you're a fourth-term senator from Arizona. You go back to Washington, you handle what you need to handle. Don't suspend your campaign. You let your campaign go on, shouldered by your vice presidential nominee, that's what you do. You don't quit! Or is that really a good thing to do?"

"You heard it here first. This just doesn't smell right. This is not the way a tested hero behaves."

Here's the only thing I can say, folks: McCain disses Letterman and cancels appearance? Dave excoriates McCain, his running mate, and his campaign. Keith Olbermann is called in as a last minute replacement for McCain? Priceless!

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Anonymous said...

McCain is in serious;y deep shit, Zaffy.

The only reason he is anywhere near Obama in the polling is because there is a not-inconsiderable number of American voters who would vote for McCain solely because of the color of his skin.

ZaftigRedhead said...

I'll be curious to see what McCain does about the debate tonight. The reality is he is damned is he does, damned if he doesn't... and it's all his own fault with this stupid stunt. Of course, now they are asking the VEEP debate be cancelled too, which may actually have been been the goal all the long. After the Couric interview, it seems clear Palin doesn't have the chops to go against Biden. Then again, Biden has been suffering from foot in mouth disease for the last week or so, so whose to say she couldn't come out okay -- expectations are so low that if Palin just strings noun-verb-direct object together, she'll surprise people.

I completely agree there are folks who won't vote for Barack because of race. I also think there are people who wouldn't vote for a Democrat even if there life depended on it -- and of course in this election, their lives will be changed by this vote. These are the two groups bolstering up McCain right now.