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Letterman Lambastes McCain
Last night Senator John McCain was scheduled to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman. At the last minute, McCain phoned up Dave and cancelled. He needed to rush back to Washington to fix the imploding economy. Uh, good luck with that.

The problem in the story? McCain actually went a few blocks north to be interviewed by lame duck anchorwoman Katie Couric.

Keith Olbermann was called out of the bullpen to fill in.

Letterman took the opportunity to fire a few shots over the bow.



Letterman in vintage form.

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23 Comments

That really is low, even for a Republican. Perhaps he's thinking that bad publicity is better than no publicity?

Anyway, he could have gone to Letterman and told Couric to wait around for him. Think she wouldn't do it? Of course she would, its an interview with a presidential candidate plus the first mummy to run for office!

said etantao on September 25, 2008 8:23 AM.

IM-HO-TEP....IM-HO-T... uhhhh i mean JOHN-Mc-CAIN...JOHN-Mc-CAIN...

said Sheriff Pablo on September 25, 2008 8:54 AM.

Please be careful summoning Imotep Pablo. We don't want any trouble from the undead.

said Johnny Wright on September 25, 2008 8:58 AM.

Let me see.....

Interview with a late-night comedian or with a "big 3" anchor? I'd go with the journalist, no matter how lame he/she may be.

And imagine the uproar, if he had skipped Ms. Couric for Mr. Letterman. The left would have gone nuts on it.

Nothing here folks .... move along.

said TS on September 25, 2008 9:09 AM.

But isn't McCain running for prez? Doesn't that qualify as trouble from the undead?

said Sheriff Pablo on September 25, 2008 9:11 AM.

Pablo may have me on a technicality.

said Johnny Wright on September 25, 2008 11:15 AM.

I think there is something to see TS. If the man was rushing off to Washington to ride to our rescue, which I think was a fucking gutsy move at this juncture in the campaign, then he should have backed up his words.

Never mind the interviews with anyone. The second he should have made that announcement he should have been on the way to his plane. His campaign should have shot video of him landing in Dullas, made a big hero play out of it. John Mac riding to Bush's/Washington's/America's rescue. But he stayed in NY last night.

He had totally caught Obama flatfooted (again) and really should have used this to his advantage but the more this plays out, the more it becomes clear to me that this guy makes rash decisions, quick decisions, that take his campaign off guard too. That really worries me.

said Baierman on September 25, 2008 11:59 AM.

Letterman was like 'Well I dont' want to be the cause of breadlines in the US.' I say you might as well take the time to get it right. Let a few banks fail. Fuck em.

said E on September 25, 2008 12:16 PM.

Old man McCain sure is a slippery fish! He doesn't understand technology so therefore his decision to "lie" under the radar eventually catches up to him.

TS, and others that apply- treat this situation like you are courting someone - like the Dating Game.

You wouldn't want your date to say they are georgeous when in fact they are plain.

You would want to know their background, and not hear the same story again & again. Listen to an old scratched LP.

You would hope to get a direct answer to the questions you ask without them pussie-footing around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

You would not want your date to call & cancel because they need to "wash their hair". Then go and find them necking with someone else at your favorite cocktail lounge.

WHITE is the new BLONDE
Blue is en vogue

.......like they always say, Out with the old and in with the New!

said molli on September 25, 2008 1:27 PM.

Uh, since when do Presidents get to call timeout? Who is this guy, Ed Hochuli? Ahma-dinner-jacket is still running Iran.
Osama's still sitting in a cave in Afghanistan.
New Orleans is still in shambles, never mind Ike.

There's never been a more important time to tell us why you think you ought to be President. (Oh, and we've also noticed that your attack ads are still running full-steam. Nice "suspension.")
Sorry, Senator. This doesn't pass the smell test. But thanks for playing. Here's a set of towels.

said cazart on September 25, 2008 1:34 PM.

"Out with the old and in with the New!"

Problem is, the more I listen to either side, the more it all sounds old.

said Tim on September 25, 2008 2:19 PM.

What's with the word 'lambaste'? Is that like 'dis'?

said E on September 25, 2008 3:08 PM.

Lambaste: To beat or whip severely. To reprimand or berate harshly.

Seemed to fit the situation.

JW

said Johnny Wright on September 25, 2008 3:16 PM.

Today's YBNBY word for the day boys and girls is lambaste. Can you use it in a sentence.

A lambasted with lemon and butter over a spit is quite tasty indeed.

This has been the YBNBY word of the day. Stay tuned for tomorrow;s word: dénouement.

said Dan on September 25, 2008 4:02 PM.

Today's YBNBY word for the day boys and girls is lambaste. Can you use it in a sentence.

A lambasted with lemon and butter over a spit is quite tasty indeed.

This has been the YBNBY word of the day. Stay tuned for tomorrow;s word: dénouement.

said Dan on September 25, 2008 4:06 PM.

To me it seems like a craven, backhanded trick. 'I care so much about the country I'm gonna stop campaigning and do the right thing'.

Even though his campaign is losing steam because of economic issues and he's not really going to contribute significantly to the bailout agreement.

Sneaky. Once he gets in and doesn't have to campaign anymore, well, damn. Dave's right. Lambaste away.

said E on September 25, 2008 4:06 PM.

Confucius say: A lambaste in Greece walk funny as sheep.

said Tim on September 25, 2008 4:11 PM.

Dénouement is a great word.

said Johnny Wright on September 25, 2008 4:17 PM.

I've never really cared or paid that much attention to ratings, but I would of thought that Dave had better ratings than Katie.

said Jonniewalker on September 25, 2008 4:30 PM.

i think he saw a risk on letterman, and katie wouldve just been a lame duck. still really lame move.

said notjohndoe2 on September 25, 2008 7:51 PM.

In defcon 5 that is the McCain campaign, letterman is too funny. Katie was more newsy. So if he had to do a show, it was Katie. The problem was no one on the campaign both were on CBS so they shared a network feed.
Damage was done before he was even done speaking at Clinton's world thingy.

said Baierman on September 25, 2008 9:06 PM.

Okay, it's tomorrow, so here I am to use today's word...

Denouement from Lifesavers is called 'winterblue'

said sarcastic one on September 26, 2008 12:06 AM.

He's still doing it. "Letterman said Palin's meeting with world leaders at the United Nations was like "take-your-daughter-to-work day."
Snap!

said E on September 26, 2008 1:20 PM.
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