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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Letterman Caps On McCain

As I alluded to in a previous post, John McCain has suspended his campaign so that he can focus all of his septuagenarian energy and vast experience on the deal being hammered out in congress to solve the mortgage crisis; apparently multi-tasking is not one of his strong suits. Well, it seems that he also personally cancelled on David Letterman but didn't cover his tracks quite well enough when he was supposedly traveling back to Washington (he actually didn't leave for D.C. until the next day); this is looking more and more like a bad soap opera at this point:

Mental note: never lie to David Letterman.

[Update: Just read this from one of Sullivan's readers:

Two of my employees called to say they couldn’t make it in to work today because of the financial crisis. They think it’s pretty funny. I don’t.]

3 comments:

one L bill said...

This is reason #5,987,631 why I love David Lettermen [THIS] much more than Jay Leno and/or everyone else.

Stroke of awesome.

Lethe said...

Why is it that in our age of absurdity the only news source that makes sense is The Daily Show? (I just watched the Colbert Report and heard his scathing satire on McCain's psuedo-suspension.

JBW said...

I was the world's biggest Letterman fan in high school but I stopped watching as he became more mainstream and standard but his belly fire in recent days has made me reevaluate that decision. And to answer your question, Lethe: I think that precisely because these times we live in and the actions of those we've allowed to rule us of late are so absurd comedy is the only way we can deal with and process everything. To take it all too seriously would be just too depressing (trust me, I know).