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McCain Schedules Return to Letterman Show

By Scott Butterworth
McCain and Letterman, together again at last.

Sen. John McCain will be on David Letterman's late-night talk show on Thursday, nearly a month after he canceled an appearance at the last minute, pleading a need to return urgently to Washington to address the economic crisis. Letterman learned during the taping of that Sept. 24 show that the Republican presidential nominee had not, in fact, left New York but intended to stick around until the next morning.

Thus was born a made-for-TV feud.

The talk-show host was clearly irritated by McCain's excuse once he learned the truth, and he used an in-house video feed, showing McCain getting makeup applied to his face before an interview with CBS News anchor Katie Couric, to mock him during the Sept. 24 show. "Now, he doesn't seem to be racing back to the airport, does he?" Letterman commented, adding, "It's like we caught him getting a manicure."

The seething hadn't subsided a day later, when Letterman remarked on his show, "Twenty-four hours ago, I felt like a patriot ... and now I'm feeling like an ugly date. ... I feel used. I feel cheap. I feel sullied."

And he issued a comic warning that McCain better make good on his appearance: "John, here's how it works: You don't come to see me, you don't come to see me, well, we might not see you on Inauguration Day."

As recently as last Thursday, Letterman was still getting in his digs, saying, "In an attempt to save his campaign, they're talking about coming back. So we said, sure, we'd love you to come back ... but they're being squirrely. Politicians can be squirrely. ... I just don't know if we can trust him."

Despite the barbed jokes, McCain and Letterman have a long history together, as TV talk shows go. The senator from Arizona has been on Letterman's show a dozen times, and even announced his candidacy for the presidency on the show on Feb. 28, 2007.

Letterman said last Thursday that the McCain campaign had hinted at the possibility of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin coming with the GOP candidate to a bury-the-hatchet appearance.

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Top Ten reasons Letterman wants McCain on his show
10. Makes Dave only look old not real old

9. Boosts his lefty cred by dissing him live

8. Wants to convince McCain their really is 56 states

7. Was there when Roosevelt went on TV to boost the public confidence in 1929 and wants to know why Republicans have a problem with this

6. Wants to know why Black Liberation Theology shouldn't be taught in all schools not just Chicago inner city

5. Wants to know why people have a problem with blatant wealth distibution. All they need to do is renegotiate their pay package

4. Wants to know what's wrong with ultra left associations for a presidential candidate, after all McCain has one with him.

3. Wants to know why throwing people and platforms under the bus just isn't enough vetting for conservatives

2. Wants to let McCain know that picking on ACORN is like stepping on the flag.

1. He doesn't have to pay writers because Axelrod will give him all the questions, innuendos, and comeback data he needs.

Posted by: johs | October 15, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

****AMERICA SHOULD BE FEARFULLY CONCERNED****

!!CORRUPTION!!
The Alaska Supreme Court has cleared for release to the public the Alaska State Legislature's (mostly Republicans) highly anticipated investigative report on whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power.

(note) Troopergate: In plain English, Sarah Palin has been PROVEN she broke Alaska State Ethics Law in abusing her power in pushing for the firing of a State Trooper once married to her sister and by ALLOWING her husband Todd Palin to use the Alaska Governor's Office in a crusade against the officer. Palin is found by Alaska Legislative Investigation (LAW) of Firing without reasonable "just cause" the Alaska State Public Safety Commissoner Walt Monegan.

ALASKA GOVERNOR Palin RECALL!
I am a Alaskan life voting Republican. This 2008 Election, I will [with pleasure] vote Democrat!

McCains V.P. selection Sarah Palin unequivocally has NO business being the Alaska Governor, let alone, a USA Candidate for Vice President…..

Maverick??.....”AMERICA SHOULD BE FEARFULLY CONCERNED”

I voted for Sarah Palin in Alaskas 2006 Governor Election. MISTAKE!.... Never Again… I repeat-NEVER AGAIN!!....Alaska Governor Palin is an absolute Embarrassment to the Alaska People(s) and "IS PROVEN” over and over to be an insatiable Liar!!...

How can she possibly ASSUME to possess the ability to clean up America, when she cannot clean the progressive ''MESS" She has created…then left Alaska to run for the United States V.P.? Yes,---Left “HER and Her husband todd palins” Mess FOR Alaskans to Clean-Up!!

MCCAIN, you should be ASHAMED of yourself!!!! This victim (palin) has no business in this Presidential Arena.

Posted by: AlaskanVoter

Thank You Washington Post
McClatchyde.com Truth News
AlaskaPolitics adn.com

Posted by: Alaskanvoter |

Posted by: Alaskanvoter | October 15, 2008 7:03 AM | Report abuse

me can't wait for funny macaine to go on letterman. me like his joke about kill obama he muslim terror person. ha ha ha. he make all kind jokes like obama stole house from felon, obama not really half white, stuff like that ha ha funny. we need funny macain for pres. good trick getting bimbo for vp. ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 13, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Maybe McCain should bring Tina Fey with him===Then they can do the "Angry Old Man and The Palin Witchdoctor" routine!! WoooooHooooo, you betcha!!!

Posted by: benighse | October 13, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I cant believe there are actually people out there talking about "Muslim bloodlines". Do they have any idea what happened the last time anyone ran with that idea?

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 13, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

The right wing Nazi hate bloggers are out in force again today. Again, as McCain's disastrous campaign goes down the drain these wing nuts will step up their hate blogs to a feverish level. Keep it up you nuts, your escalating desperate attempts are proof positive of McCain's impending defeat.

Posted by: jeffl240 | October 13, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps Letterman might ask McCain these questions:

If nuclear fuel reprocessing is done without producing nuclear weapons, would you promote US competition with the French, or would you ban reprocessing like Jimmy Carter did in 1977?

Would you support a ban on all nuclear weapons in the Middle East?

Do you support the Pickens Plan, or the use of CNG to power automobiles?

Posted by: csrainey | October 13, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Dwightdf collins you old mens room foot tapper you.I would not think of him as president Bush but more like Zippy The Pinhead.

Posted by: pragman | October 13, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

John McCain has been acting erratically ever since he selected Palin for his running mate. When the economy failed his behavior became bizarre. Stresses on any president in the next few years are going to be extreme . They will be fatal on someone in McCain's health and mental state. When he steps down we will then inherit his Palin fiasco
.
Instead, we need a cool-headed and logical leader who can handle this crisis.

Kipling said it best:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!


He was talking about men like Obama.

Posted by: seemstome | October 13, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

The Democratic party is so liberal that sometimes they ignore personal problems, Bill Clinton is a good exanple. We got a good laugh out of him when the Lewinski story broke out. Obama's association with Ayers and Wright is a more serious personal problem.

Posted by: nononsense3 | October 13, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I believe that any party, Democratic or Republican, can solve our current problems. The Democratic party is making a big deal out of the current situation, they make people believe they are the only ones who can get the job done. You don't want to put someone with many personal problems such as Obama in the White House. America needs a decent leader like McCain to serve the country.

Posted by: nononsense3 | October 13, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

ConcernedCommunity said:

"Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t sound “All American” to me and to my community"

Well, if you and your kind are examples of "All-American", I say God bless Barak Obama and may he succeed in November.


[All-American , my A$$...]


Posted by: VMR1 | October 13, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I want to go on Letterman.. no wait, I don't really want to go on Letterman.. no WAIT, I think I better go on Letterman.. naaaa, never mind, I don't want to go on Letterman after all.. WAIT!! I think I NEED to go on Letterman NOW!!

Go take a nap Grampa! You are getting erratic and confused again!

Does this man ever stick to one strategy or idea? and he wants to be our President? pretty scary!

Posted by: Hillary08 | October 13, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Is Bill Clinton the person who once dated Monica at the White House? The Democratic party is always desperate, they keep putting the wrong guy in the White House. They now try to put Ayers and Wright in the White House ... I am sorry, they put Obama and Biden.

Posted by: nononsense3 | October 13, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

1. Why is anyone defending Obama and his radical ties?
He IS involved with radical far left associations.
He IS risky.
Plea to the Media:
Please keep these associations of Senator Obama in your news coverage daily.
Google anyone of these characters and it’s enough to rethink if Obama is the “All American Guy”
First it was convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko;
then it was Nadhmi Auchi;
then it was William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn; the domestic terrorist
then it was Rashid Khalidi;
then it was Rev. Wright, Rev. Meeks, Rev. Otis, Father Pfleger
then “black liberation theology’ and the ten point system taught at Obama’s church: Trinity United Church of Christ,
then it was Louis Farrakhan; the “Nation of Islam” leader from Chicago
then it was the New Black Panthers;
then it was Aiham Alsammarae;
then it was Jodie Evans;
then it was Hamas;
then it was Hugo Chavez;
then it was Fidel Castro;
then it was Muammar al-Gaddafi;
then it was North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il;
then it was the Communist Party USA;
then it was ___; and then it was ___.
Please have your “fair and balanced” media coverage remind the public of Obama’s past
Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t sound “All American” to me and to my community

Posted by: ConcernedCommunity | October 13, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

CNN is busy playing the race card for McCain. No wonder he decided to stop his foul attacks. They’re doing his dirty work for him.
Ostensibly, they are debating the Bradley effect but what they are really debating Obama’s electability . In addition they are now quoting Castro in Cuba regarding race. It seems he too, likes Obama . This is disgusting.
Even Fox would not stoop this low.
They follow in the footsteps of that paragon of virtue, Palin.

THE FIX IS IN AT CNN.

Posted by: seemstome | October 13, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Todd and Sarah Palin - First Dude and Barbie. I bet they take turns "being the boss", if you know what I mean.

Posted by: bobcra | October 13, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Why does McCain have anything to do with this jerk? Letterman hasn't changed his crude, mean lousy so called jokes in the last 100 years.

He's actually the joke and those who think is stuff is funny must have IQ's equal to a dead tree

Ditcatcher

You really don't get his humor? Well at least your brave enough to admit being to dumb to understand it. One out of two ain't bad.

Posted by: patrick10 | October 13, 2008 5:52 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's IQ is 83. Todd Palin is a high school dropout. These two are one heartbeat away from the highest office in the country, if McCain is elected.

Posted by: Katy7540 | October 13, 2008 4:30 AM | Report abuse

let us review the possible reasons McCain agreed to be on the show;
Couldn't get on Americas got talent as he has none
Dancing with the stars (lol) nuff said
Smarter than a 5th grader , they have too many entrance requirements
Deal or no deal unable to push button down
Biggest Loser although met show title requirements was unable to meet strict requirements of getting in the bus too many steps
Finally being called back by David Letterman's staff due to a last minute cancellation by Rosie O'Donnell

Posted by: jeffybear | October 13, 2008 2:37 AM | Report abuse

I like David Letterman, but am not interested in watching the "Red-Baron" (McCain)

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 13, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

DwightDFCollins
"Letterman is a homosexual Marxist Communist who makes fun of President Bush every night. Senator McCain should never speak to him or go on his show."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
^^^^^
This is the reason i'm in favor of Abortions ... This guy has major issues

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 13, 2008 12:39 AM | Report abuse

I prefer Letterman but won't bother tuning in to see the erratic, martial incompetent, Married to the Mob McCain next Thursday. Stick a fork in yourself John, you're done.

Posted by: iamerican | October 13, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

The best Sarah Palin Impersonators, see clips of them very funny vote for your favorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMebGbcC2Sg

See Huckabee's theory, Terrorist might be minipulating the stock market. http://www.HuckabeeShow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 12, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain's senior moment, when he thought he was back in Hanoi, practicing his presidential campaign, *you know, he decided to run while in prison* came during the 2nd debate

when he addressed those watching the debate as MY FELLOW PRISONERS.

google MY FELLOW PRISONERS and watch the 33 second video.

He is now the official Alzheimer's candidate, lost in his past, in his mind, while under the stress of the campaign.

Good night Manolette

Posted by: ottothewise | October 12, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!

1. Palin is not the VP. The VP is Cheney.

2. No one has mugged Palin. Not Obama, not anyone.

However, the Alaskan Republican Senate voted to support a report in which she is stated to have broken an Alaskan statute against using her official position to further a personal vendetta. Although she correctly points out that she is not guilty of illegally firing the trooper's boss, she is guilty of breaking the ethics statute and she doesnt have the sense to cop to it, so she will be pounded mercilessly by the press for it. That doesnt make them sexist or liberal, just truth tellers. She is a criminal and if she had apologized, this would be nothing in the long run, but since she is being a bully about it and pretending she didnt get caught, she is going to be pounded until the end of the election. And there is another case like this, brought by a Republican, yet to be heard and she will lose that one too.
Even though it will be pushed back to after the election, it will be enough to get her impeached as governor when she loses the support of the Bush presidency. She broke another ethics statute and two laws governing proper record keeping using computer systems. She did so (using Yahoo and not the state approved system) to hide her work from the Freedom of Information Act, such as a rape victim might need to use, or a Women's Rights group might need to use.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 12, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

McCain's senior moment, when he thought he was back in Hanoi, practicing his presidential campaign, *you know, he decided to run while in prison* came during the 2nd debate

when he addressed those watching the debate as MY FELLOW PRISONERS.

google MY FELLOW PRISONERS and watch the 33 second video.

He is now the official Alzheimer's candidate, lost in his past, in his mind, while under the stress of the campaign.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 12, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

sorry that should have been response points...sigh it's late and been a long day.

Posted by: jzelouise | October 12, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Manolete,
I don't think you want to know what many women think of Sarah Palin, it ranges from 'Bless her heart" to unprintable.

Now that you have collected your respose points, go back under your rock.

And if anyone wants to know about the 'points' program go to mccain's website. They have a button you push to sign up, a list of suggested blogs and websites to target. Any replys you get in response earns you points...I don't know for what...my stomach isn't strong enough to sign up to find out.

Posted by: jzelouise | October 12, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Waiting for McKKK to out himself and his gestapo veep choice. I hope Letterman invites persons who are not white, just for the reaction it will get from McCain. Maybe a person of arab descent and a black person and a latino... could be fun to watch.
As a white person myself, I am looking forward to the day when whites are no longer the majority of the US population. So sick of being ashamed of the behavior of racists.

Posted by: rjbunny | October 12, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

What say we all chip in and get Manolete a Y chromosome and a platypus?

Posted by: officermancuso | October 12, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

From the news wires:

Sarah Palin – A Disguised Conspirator against America?
If guilt-by-association becomes a political measure in the presidential race, Sarah Palin would the guiltiest. She is currently roaming around the country on a campaign that is funded by taxpayers parading a man who is an ‘underground’ member of the Alaskan Independence Party. AIP aims to tear America into pieces and walk away with our massive land and rich oil reserves. AIP creation was inspired by the extremely violent anti-American founder Joe Vogler. The AIP website has a statement by Joe that reads "I've got no use for America or her damned institutions." In 1992 when Vogler renounced his allegiance to the United States he said, "The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government." He cursed the stars and stripes and said, "I won't be buried under their damned flag. When Alaska is an independent nation they can bring my bones home."
The political career of Sarah was launched by radical right-winger, Steve Stoll and the extremist Mark Chryson who directed the AIP in the 1990s. Both men played a pivotal role in the election of Palin as mayor of Wasilla and shaping her political agenda afterward. Stoll and Chryson not only contributed to Palin’s campaign financially but played active major roles.

She attended the 1994 and 2000 AIP conventions and in 2006 she was the convention keynote speaker. She did not personally attend the 2008 convention but she recorded and sent a video of greetings and good wishes. She asked the AIP leaders and members to keep up their good work! Neither Sarah nor Todd has ever denounced Joe Vogler or their association with the AIP. During this campaign, Sarah has remained very silent about this dark side. Based on her own logic, it can be said that she continues to "pal around" with her unpatriotic husband and friends who not only hate America but want to destroy it. Under the same theory of “guilt-by-association,” John McCain can be accused of having a “disguised conspirator” on his ticket. It was a bad judgment of him to select someone with such tarnished background.

Posted by: pixiedust1 | October 12, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

"Letterman said last Thursday that the McCain campaign had hinted at the possibility of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin coming with the GOP candidate to a bury-the-hatchet appearance."

Actually, he should bring his New Improved, un-Tainted, Business Wise Veep Contender:

Mitt Romney! ;~)

Sarah Palin should immediately Step down and make room!

The Daughter Goof, and the Troopergate, PALE in regards to the changes in the Economy since her selection was announced!

This Country needs someone like Mitt Romney soooo bad right now;

Even McCain should concede the Lead role and assume the VP spot for Himself!(It really would be his better role!)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 12, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

WILL DAVE DO WHAT MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON'T?

...Call out McCain for countenancing the use of what seem to be planted agitators to rachet up the hate level.

But who are these "citizen stormtroopers"?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 12, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Why does McCain have anything to do with this jerk? Letterman hasn't changed his crude, mean lousy so called jokes in the last 100 years.

He's actually the joke and those who think is stuff is funny must have IQ's equal to a dead tree

Ditcatcher

Posted by: ditcatcher | October 12, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain rally racist, Obama Monkey man, here is the video:

http://liesliesmorelies.blogspot.com/2008/10/mccain-racist-rally-goers-pt-5-obama.html

Posted by: Snakeheader | October 12, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Yay!!! me want see macaine on letterman but hope he bring hottie vp with him she abuse power in alaska but who care she hottie got nice safety goggles on face big hair on head build bridge to nowhere and fire people who dont do what she say just like w but she hottie walk nice in bathing suit contest and smear obama good so too bad democracy dummies macain go on leterman and laugh at his self and every one vote for him and super hottie pallen cause country wants more bush and me want ride pallens holy roller coaster for next 8 years. Democracy party stink dont even like torchur. idiots!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 12, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

It should be very funny. McCain had to return else Letterman would be ripping into him forever.

I bet you they shake hands at the end but
neither one likes each other. Beside Letterman has increaqed his viewrs by attacking old man Johnny.

Posted by: sunliteco | October 12, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Sign this petition if you think McCain should stop talking about Obama and William Ayers...and start talking about the economy instead:

http://www.McCainPetition.com

Gregg

Posted by: Greggegregg | October 12, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

GWB: 25% approval rating.


They say 1 in 4 people are retarded....

Posted by: Terrorfied | October 12, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Manolete,

What have YOU personally done for the women's rights movement before the political advent of Sarah Palin? How many marches for choice have YOU been to? What have YOU done to advance womens' positions in business? What have YOU done to help victims of rape and abuse? Since you're calling the kettle black I want to hear your credentials. Bring it.

Posted by: Terrorfied | October 12, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Manolete;

Spamming repeated posts that are off topic is Counter-Productive.

You un-wittingly alienate more people, than you influence.

Try citing recent examples of the blatant sexism, not repeatedly pasting the same diatribe.

It works better!

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 12, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Women of America Unite!
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!

Women must unite against the liberal media vicious, sexist, cruel, demeaning, contemptuous UN-AMERICAN, unfair, unprofessional, unrelenting and blatantly biased treatment against Vice President Sarah Palin and acting blatantly in favor of Barack Hussein Obama during this unprecedented historic quest for the presidency!

Barack Hussein Obama claims a mightier throne, one forged in liberal ideals of justice and equality and hope, BUT he has benefited mightily from sexism in this campaign, and has remained silent. Obama supporters seem very happy with the sexist way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by Sarah Palin, and many believe that most of the "venom" in the campaign is coming from supporters of Obama.

Women of America Unite!in this defining moment in American history. To ensure we can grow up from the male dominated government that has caused many of the problems our country is facing; to a country where men and women are equal partners in governance.

Women of America Unite!
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!
VOTE for McCain/Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 12, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Is Vegas giving odds on whether Letterman gives McCain a wedgie?

Posted by: officermancuso | October 12, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Wow I didn't know that Letterman was a Maxist of Homosexual. I remember him having some issues regarding his son's mother, seems strange for a homosexual. He also seems to make an awful lot of money for a Maxist. I suppose he is just taking all that money he makes and investing it in Communist countries. Probably he has a bunch of Fidelity's China fund.

Look, McCain screwed Letterman in a way that the entertainment industry feels is simply unnacceptable (ever hear the expression "the show must go on"). If McCain had actually accomplished something during his campaign "suspension" we might all forgive him, but the suspension was quite transparently nothing more than a Hail Mary play to try and seem the guy who saved the economy.

Posted by: bjuhasz | October 12, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Man, can anyone chronicle the Sarah Palin story in her short period of being in the spotlight. It is starting to get confusing.

1. She comes on the scene on McCain’s inauguration

2. She is kept hidden from the press

3. Than her selected interviews – SNL tells it best

4. She debates Biden – I think

5. After the debate, McCain camp says no more interviews

6. Now the Troopergate report (think McCain will let her do any interviews)

7. What’s next...will Palin's assoication with Secessionists be revealed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eniG9l_7its&eurl=http://news.vodpod.com/watch/4435

8. I just listen to Palin stump speech after the TROOPERGATE report came out. Her new stump speech is taking care of children with special needs. This is the same woman who held the head of wolf pups and shot them in the head one by one (you can google it and get the scoop -- it is also in the TROOPERGATE report). Yes, we need a woman with such compassion for life involved with children with special needs.

Her and MICHAEL VICK probably palled around.

Posted by: steveeyes | October 12, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

McCain got killed last time he was on the Letterman show. Who ever is advising him did not see McCain's performance. David's jokes runs 10 to 1 against McCain. Dave thinks McCain/Palin are jokes. He is not laughing with them, he is laughing at them. I see some on the right are calling Letterman a "homosexual and Marist", see the comedy never ends.

Posted by: tculver | October 12, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

And here are the Top Ten reasons David Littleman is having McAmnesty back!:

#10: He did not have to Pay him.

#9: He needs the Ratings(Desperately)

#8: Obasama was too busy Campaigning.

#7: He has a thing for Popeye look-alikes.

#6: He WAS really hoping McAmnesty WOULD bring his hot looking Cheerleader/ Veep.

#5: He figures the more he exposes John McCain, the more he will help Barack by angering Conservatives.

#4: Having Shorter Older guys around makes him feel better!

#3: He was ALSO hoping McCain would bring his hot Wife Cindy!

#2: His Writers were threatening to strike again!

Aaand, the #1 Reason David Letterman agreed to have McAmnesty back:

Because John McCain is as much a Democrat as he is!-Barack Hussein is too Socialist, and Jet-Jockey Johnny, is a RINO from the Old School of JFK!

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 12, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mBi7d6e5KI

See McCain address the debate viewers as

MY FELLOW PRISONERS!!!

What are the symptoms of Alzheimers?

Was McCain briefly spending some quality mental time back in Hanoi?

Posted by: ottothewise | October 12, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Cant wait till the final debate tuesday. Vote On What Your Dream Ticket Is, Obama Clinton? Obama Biden? Clinton Obama? WatchDebate.com
Here is a Video of what everyone did not see during the second debate. Its a debate out take. Watch the video at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mng0njC1D6c

Posted by: pastor123 | October 12, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Interesting comment about WP from Kos: "Chris Bowers takes a look at the Washington Post's state presidential labels:

Obama +13.8%: Battleground state (PA)
Obama +10.4%: Battleground state (NH)
Obama +10.0%: Battleground state (NJ)
Obama +9.5%: Battleground state (IA)
Obama +9.0%: Battleground state (OR)
Obama +8.2%: Battleground state (MN)
Obama +8.2%: Battleground state (MI)
Obama +8.8%: Battleground state (WI)
Obama +7.3%: Battleground state (NM)
McCain +6.8%: Leaning Republican (GA)
Obama +5.1%: Battleground state (VA)
Obama +4.0%: Battleground state (CO)
McCain +3.8%: Leaning Republican (IN)
Obama +3.5%: Battleground state (OH)
Obama +3.1%: Battleground state (FL)
Obama +3.0%: Battleground state (NV)
McCain +2.2%: Leaning Republican (WV)

Get it? Every state in which McCain has a lead, even if it's just 2.2%, is a "leaning Republican". Every state in which Obama has the lead, even if it's over 10 percent, is a "battleground"." Strange? Any thoughts, WP?

Posted by: osullivanc1 | October 12, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

If Palin is announced to be on the show I will not watch it. She adds nothing to anything she deals with. This woman is a taker not a giver.

see:DwightDFCollins | October 12, 2008 4:33 PM

Apparently Dwight knows Letterman is a homosexual and a Marxist. You forgot to mention if he is good in bed too.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 12, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Letterman is a homosexual Marxist Communist who makes fun of President Bush every night. Senator McCain should never speak to him or go on his show.

Posted by: DwightDFCollins | October 12, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

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