Don't F- With Dave
by Todd Beeton, Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 06:59:54 PM EDT
Holy crap. This is worse than I thought. Jane brings us the leaked video from tonight's Letterman with Olbermann, although the guest was supposed to be John McCain until he, ya know, suspended his campaign and rushed off to Washington. Not.
As you can see below, as Letterman announces that John McCain won't be on the show, he immediately suspects some funny business. "When you call up and you call up at the last minute and you cancel a show, ladies and gentlemen, that's starting to smell. I mean, this is not the John McCain I know, by God, it makes me believe something's gone haywire with the campaign." His key line, after ripping on McCain's decision to suspend the campaign (he called it "quitting") and wondering where Sarah Palin is, was the brutal:
Are we suspending it because there's an economic crisis or because the poll numbers are sliding?
But it's later when Keith Olbermann is in the chair when things get really interesting. It's then that Letterman is informed that McCain was not in fact flying to Washington at all, but rather was at that very minute taping an interview with Katie Couric, his fellow CBS-mate. They then proceeded to show a bit of what appeared to be a live feed of the interview, as Letterman shouted at the screen "Hey, Senator, you need a ride to the airport?" Hilarious.
But the subtext of the entire sequence was not funny, really, it was sort of sad, actually. There it was, laid bare for the entire country to see, the sad fact that John McCain is a liar and not only that but that he lied to Dave. Hey, McCain. You don't fuck with Dave.