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He pissed off David Letterman. And he was dumb enough to piss off Letterman by standing him up.

Last night, John McCain was supposed to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. At the last minute, McCain phones Letterman and tells him “Sorry, I can’t be on the show tonight, I have to go back to Washington RIGHT AWAY to deal with the economic crisis.” Because, you know, John McCain is a POW and a hero in every sense of the word.

So, Letterman gets Keith Olbermann from MSNBC to help out because something about the cancellation didn’t smell right to Letterman.

And McCain goes next door to have a nice little interview with Katie Couric instead (not that I don’t like Katie – in fact, I like her quite a bit). Oh and he didn’t get back to Washington until Thursday.

John, John. JOHN! Wake up! Both shows are filmed at CBS studios. You could have done both. Instead, you went and pissed off one of the kings of late night.

Now, if you’d done that to Jay Leno, for example, it wouldn’t matter so much. But you pissed off Letterman.

Note to politicians: DO NOT PISS OFF LETTERMAN. He will rip you apart on his show. Because he CAN.

You see, unlike Jay Leno, Letterman actually owns the company that produces his show (World Wide Pants, Inc.). Letterman can do whatever the hell he wants on his show.

And John McCain was stupid enough not to realize this. And when you are that stupid, you get this treatment:

September 2008


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