Anyone with any amount of political radar knows that Letterman leans Democrat and Leno leans Republican, so it shouldn’t be surprising that Letterman is a little more critical of McCain than another talk show host might be but it’s not like Letterman doesn’t get along with McCain or give him a lot of slack when he’s on the show. (After all, McCain announced his run on Letterman.)
McCain has screwed the pooch so many ways here it’s not funny. First, as Letterman points out in no uncertain terms, he doesn’t even trust Palin to run an election campaign, let alone anything of consequence. Second, he isn’t rushing to Washington to save the country, but to Katie Couric for a sympathetic interview. Third, if you’re going to ditch a talk show to “save the country”, don’t go do another interview on the same network so that the talk show host has live footage of you getting makeup applied while you’re “rushing to save the country”.
Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.