In case you missed it - last night, John McCain was scheduled to be a guest on Letterman, but he cancelled at the last minute because he'd suspended his campaign due to the economic crisis. HHhmmm... Eight days ago, McCain was telling us the fundamentals of our economy were strong.
The best part was when the somebody at The Late Show realized McCain wasn't on a flight back to Washington. Instead, he was having makeup put on as he sat in Katie Couric's newsroom. [This begins roughly 6:35 into the above nine minute clip]
Dave asked: "Hey, John, I've got a question: ya need a ride to the airport?"
A quick after-the-fact update to this post:
Yesterday, McCain said:
"It has become clear that no consensus has developed to support the Administration's proposal,'' McCain said in a brief statement to reporters. "I do not believe that the plan on the table will pass as it currently stands, and we are running out of time.''
That's odd. Despite his talk yesterday about rushing back to Washington to work on it, he didn't arrive until noon, today.
By the time Mr. McCain arrived in Washington around noon, congressional leaders announced that a tentative agreement had been reached on a bailout package
Gee, I guess your assistance won't be needed, Senator.
Here's Letterman's top ten from last night: "The Top Ten Questions People are Asking The John McCain Campaign"
#10: "I just contributed to your campaign - how do I get a refund?"
#9: "It's Sarah Palin - does this mean I'm pars'dent?"
#8: "Can't you solve this by selling some of your houses?"
#7: "This is Clay Aiken. Is McCain single?"
#6: "Do you still think the fundamentals of our economy are strong, Genius?"
#5: "Are you doing all of this just to get out of going on Letterman?"
#4: "What would Matlock do?"
#3: "Hillary here - my schedule is free Friday night."
#2: "Is this just an excuse to catch up on napping?"
#1: "This is President Bush - what's all this trouble with the economy?"
Letterman suggested that McCain should go back to Washington and then have his running mate, Sarah Palin, continue to campaign. Here's why that's not a good idea -for McCain anyway. For the rest of us, it would be a hoot!
Isn't she awesome?