While John McCain was scheduled to appear on last night's Late Show with David Letterman, he canceled his appearance at the last minute citing his decision to suspend his campaign and claiming he was "racing for the airport." Dave ripped McSame a new asshole for the campaign's obvious lack of faith in Sarah Palin and called out the pandering politician for his slimy political ploy.
"But here's what you do when you're running for campaign in the middle of an economic crisis... You're a fourth term senator... 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 say 'I gotta get back to Washington to save this country!' Good for you! 'And while I'm gone, campaigning in my stead will be my great running mate from the state of Alaska, Sarah Palin.' And she comes out and campaigns. What happened there? What's the problem? Where is she? Why isn't she doing that? Something has gotten to him. This doesn't smell right. This is not the way a tested hero behaves."
But wait until you see Letterman's reaction when he finds out that McCain is giving an interview to Katie Couric instead of "racing for the airport." Video after the jump.
Is there anyone left in the nation who seriously believes that John McCain isn't attempting to use this mess he helped create for his own personal political gain? Does anyone still think that Sarah Palin is qualified to run our country if she can't campaign for a few days without Big Daddy McCain around to chaperone?
And just for fun, Letterman's Top Ten list from last night:
10 Questions People Are Asking John McCain
10. I just contributed to your campaign - how do I get my money back?
9. Hi, this is Sarah Palin. Does this mean I'm Parsi'dent?
8. Can't you solve this by selling some of your homes?
7. Hi, 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?
But the icing on the cake? It looks like the Senate has already come to a compromise. They are meeting at 10am EST to finalize details. Will McCain even be back in Washington in time for the meeting? What time does that Clinton Global Initiative end?
As Rep Barney Frank points out so succinctly:
Democratic Rep. Barney Frank said on Wednesday Democrats had reached an agreement on a financial bailout plan, and there would be enough votes to pass it and send it to President George W. Bush to sign into law.
"We now have between House and Senate Democrats an agreement on what we think should be in the bill, and we have a meeting scheduled at 10 a.m. tomorrow to meet with the Republicans," said Frank, who chairs the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.
Frank took a dig at Republican presidential nominee John McCain, who has interrupted his campaign to return to Washington on Thursday to help work on a bailout bill.
"All of sudden, now that we are on the verge of making a deal, John McCain here drops himself in to help us make a deal, Frank said. "I really worry about the politicalization."