Letterman is Pissed, McCain is Scared September 25, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics, Television.
Tags: Barack Obama, Biden, CBS, CBS Evening News, David Letterman, Joe Biden, John McCain, Katie Couric, Late Show, Letterman, McCain, New York, Obama, Palin, Presidential Debate, Presidential Elections, Sarah Palin
Something is amiss in the world of John McCain. I don’t know what he’s thinking, I honestly don’t. But what I do know, is that you do not cancel on David Letterman on the day of taping.
NO SENATOR!! BAD SENATOR!!
Lucky for us, someone at CBS leaked the as yet to air segments where Dave shows McCain what happens when you mess with a man who has a TV show with his name on it.
In the world of late night television, if you cancel your appearance the day of you better be dead or dying. It’s basically like standing up your bride on her wedding day. Of course this is a little different, because in this case John McCain decided to walk down Broadway and marry some other girl. Namely, Katie Couric.
I’m honestly not sure what I’m more upset at, the slap in the face to one of the greatest living broadcasters, or the fact that McCain doesn’t think it’s a good idea for the American People to see him in a debate in one of the most domestically, internationally and economically unstable times in the history of our country.
McCain says it’s because he thinks this is time to focus on fixing the economy and making sure that this bailout passes through congress. Great, that’s wonderful but I’d believe it more if it was his idea and if he was ahead in the polls. Unfortunately neither of those things are true. It was in fact Barack Obama who first approached the McCain campaign to suggest that in this instance they present a united front and release a joint statement about the importance of the bailout bill. But you might be confused because John McCain decided to go public before responding to the Obama Campaign and say that he would like Obama to join him in suspending campaigns and postponing the debate until this crisis has passed.
How very convinient. Let me ask you Senator McCain, what happens when things get tough if you become president? What happens if Russia pulls a couple Destroyers up to our coast at the same time oil is at $200 a barrel and the Dow is down 800 points in a day? Do you get to postpone being president? Because based on your actions now, that’s the impression that I get. I also don’t appreciate you insulting my intelligence by attempting to play this brand of “but seriously folks” politics. It comes off very disingenuous.
Sure, times are tough. But now is the time to really show us what you’re made of. You want to be president? Show us. Don’t retreat out of the public eye and away from the scrutiny of the press. Stay and show us what you would do if you were in charge. Debate your opponent. Because you owe it to us to stand next to the man you think you would be better than, and tell us why.
Also, this is fun…