Letterman sez McCain Campaign “Starting to Smell”

Irked and Suspicious In the Final stretch….  “This Stinks!” says Letterman of McCain’s diss.

David Letterman calls bulls#%$ on AWOL McCain-Palin campaign, saying “This guy doesn’t have an ounce of quit in him so all of a sudden we’re suspending the campaign?”

While he usually stays out of the political fray, Letterman held no punches on his show to air later tonight.   After expressing admiration for McCain’s “steel” & “commitment,” he said “But, when you call up at the last minute and you cancel a show, ladies and gentleman, that’s starting to smell.  That’s not the John McCain I know by god!  It makes me think some thing’s gone haywire with the campaign.”  Letterman also wonders aloud why Palin wasn’t sent in McCain’s absence, asking “Where is our second string quarterback?” 

Letterman is right to wonder when, with only a month until the election, McCain-Palin is MIA.  Are they worried that they could collapse like a precarious house of cards if held to real scrutiny?  They should be.  Palin is merely pixie dust that they’ve tossed into the eyes of America.  First you throw the pixie dust and then you run like hell.  That’s how it goes with Pixie Dust!  Ask any pixie, they’ll tell ya. Letterman, with his famously pixilated twinkle, poses the rhetorical question, “Are we suspending the campaign because there’s an economic crisis or because the poll numbers are sliding?”

Letterman’s chuckle is a wondrous thing especially when he’s tee-hee-heeing over a slouching, shrunken and pitifully naked emperor.  And pale, like an albino or a ghost.  BOO!  McCain’s cowardice may cost him — Letterman said it:  “The road to the White House runs right through me.”

Alphabetfiend is Dia VanGunten — a writer & wanna-be circus freak living in Austin, Texas.

10 Responses to “Letterman sez McCain Campaign “Starting to Smell””

  1. Suspending the campaign isn’t “quitting”.

    Letterman is an ideologue and has been for a good long time. The guest instead of McCain was Keith Olbermann. That speaks volumes.

  2. This is fantastic; thanks for posting! @kolchak33, Deadlines are deadlines — at least Olbermann stepped in, unlike someone from McCain’s campaign (which it should have been). Bad PR, man; bad PR. Letterman may be an “ideologue,” but it’s hard to discount what he’s saying. Canceling interviews, not letting your VP candidate speak to the press (unless they agree to give her “deference”), claiming that he’s needed back in DC when the Senate said both his AND Obama’s presence would be a distraction, and then trying to postpone a debate that seems to be very necessary with almost 20% of the population undecided and 100% of the population concerned about the economy does “stink.” It’s unfortunate, really, as he used to be a really respectable guy. Now he’s just a former POW who’s been caught in the sticky web of Rovian politics.

  3. The beauty of it is McCain told Letterman that he was rushing back to DC but instead went to do an interview with Katie Couric at the same time Letterman was taping! (both Letterman and Couric work for CBS)

  4. James McPherson Says:

    McCain clearly seems to be scared and confused. On the other hand, Olbermann might be the only person in America left who could make people feel sympathy for the GOP nominee.

    My recommendation for when McCain should restart his campaign: Nov. 5. After all, he’ll only be 76 for the 2012 election, he’ll have four more years to brush up on the economy, and Palin will have four more years of moose-hunting experience–maybe enough time to work in a couple of press conferences and half a dozen media interviews.

  5. Really? The Candidate’s presence will be a distraction?

    Why, then, were they asking for it yesterday morning?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/24/mccains-bailout-vote-cruc_n_128844.html

    http://www.alternet.org/wire/eye_on_the_election/mccainsbailoutvotecrucialpartyleaderssay/

    I’m guessing they didn’t think McCain would call them on it.

  6. James McPherson Says:

    Thanks for providing the links, Kolchak. But if you read the articles themselves, you’ll see nothing there suggesting McCain should be in the Senate to help out. After all, he’s not on the relevant committees.

    The articles do quote people who say McCain should not oppose whatever plan is agreed to if it is to succeed, and should vote for it–which he could do by flying in when the package is finished by the people who actually are in charge of it. Of course, since McCain hasn’t voted on anything in the Senate since April 8, he may not remember the process.

  7. ideo·logue
    Variant(s): also idea·logue \ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: French idéologue, back-formation from idéologie
    Date: 1815
    1 : an impractical idealist : theorist
    2 : an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology

    kolchack33, thought i would post this definition since you seem a little confused. I have watched Dave since he had a morning show and cannot see how the term applies. stop throwing words around as an excuse. every criticism of these guys is answered by he was a pow, or they are being picked on by the media. btw i will vote fo obama because i think he will do less harm. before you call me an ideologue i blame the clintons for getting this disaster of deregulation started. but hey, i like your logon(nightstalker!). stay in scholl and don’t believe the hype.

  8. pardon. school. also don’t forget to proofread.

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  10. […] appearance on The Late Show, Letterman said, “This is not the John McCain I know, by God. This doesn’t smell right. This is not the way a tested hero behaves. A hero. An honest to God hero, an American hero, maybe […]

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