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Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 12:35 PM
Letterman's verbal skewering of McCain was a classic comeuppance for a guy who had Arrogant Bastard Ale named after him. McCain bailed on Letterman because he figured he'd have an easier time with Katey Couric, fully earning David's sarcasm about his status as a hero. McCain is in fact a bully, and bullies normally fade away from those who push back properly and Letterman is one of those who push back. While letterman is a good comedic presence, he is also one of the most insightful interviewers on television when it's appropriate. His quick wit and distilled questioning puts him on a par with Dick Cavett, above such luminaries as Charlie Rose and even Tim Russert. Few people can consummate an interview with the freshness and wit of Letterman while still engaged in a serious topic. His only peer, the only one who might exceed him in the split of wit and insight is Jon Stewart, the purveyor of "fake news". This pair accomplish more with a stilletto than Chris Matthews, Bill O'Reilly or Joe Scarborough do with their bombast and brashness. When Lettermen leaves his night spot, he would do a better job and draw higher ratings than Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation.
Posted by: Retired Catholic | September 26, 2008 7:14 PM
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