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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Losing Letterman

posted by on September 24 at 15:05 PM

This gambit is not going well for McCain. Here’s Drudge’s description of tonight’s Letterman show:

David Letterman tells audience that McCain called him today to tell him he had to rush back to DC to deal with the economy.

Then in the middle of the taping Dave got word that McCain was, in fact just down the street being interviewed by Katie Couric. Dave even cut over to the live video of the interview, and said, “Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?”

Earlier in the show, Dave kept saying, “You don’t suspend your campaign. This doesn’t smell right. This isn’t the way a tested hero behaves.” And he joked: “I think someone’s putting something in his metamucil.”

“He can’t run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?”

“What are you going to do if you’re elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We’ve got a guy like that now!”

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Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | September 24, 2008 3:06 PM

I love you David Letterman

Posted by Danny | September 24, 2008 3:06 PM

Thank Christ, little Taffy...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 24, 2008 3:08 PM

Hey, that bit that Letterman does about the Phil Donohue countdown calendar was like so funny....................oh yeah...that was in 1986. Not very funny after that.

Posted by John Bailo | September 24, 2008 3:09 PM

Letterman was crappy from about 93 to 07

Something's happened...maybe it's the kid...but his show is about as enjoyable as it's ever been lately

Posted by Middleman | September 24, 2008 3:11 PM

Holy shit, I can't find the original image, but on the Salon front page right now there is a picture of McCain, credited to Reuters, which is very disturbing. If that's not the result of a stroke, or related malady, then I don't know what to think.

Posted by laterite | September 24, 2008 3:24 PM


So you're saying he had an unfunny show for 14 years?? And he kept his job?

Guess David Letterman is too big to fail!

Posted by John Bailo | September 24, 2008 3:26 PM

whingeing about the media had the opposite effect: the knives are on open display now.

he is toast.

Posted by max solomon | September 24, 2008 3:32 PM

That is absolutely fan-fucking-tastic.

Posted by Nick | September 24, 2008 3:35 PM


Posted by Original Monique | September 24, 2008 3:41 PM

@6, I guess that just goes to show you why he needs to pay someone $5,000.00 to paint him up like a trollup in order to be presentable on TV.

Posted by spencer | September 24, 2008 3:43 PM

For the first time in probably forever, I'm probably recording Letterman tonight.

Posted by Mike of Renton | September 24, 2008 3:45 PM

It's time to end this farce.

Posted by Greg | September 24, 2008 3:53 PM

This is the second time Letterman's been in the news about the presidential race in as many days. What's he slyly up to?

Dave could be a kingmaker.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | September 24, 2008 4:20 PM

@6 It's a frightening likeness to the Sandman from Spiderman 3

Posted by 4f...sake | September 24, 2008 5:49 PM

Dude, Letterman was *pissed*.

Posted by Red | September 24, 2008 6:57 PM

John Socialist McCain looks like he must have had a stroke he's trying to keep hidden from the American public.

That was my first thought when I saw him today.

Explains a lot.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 24, 2008 11:11 PM

We won't support spine-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November !! Go Hillary 2012 !!

Posted by clintonsarmy | September 25, 2008 1:30 AM

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