Monday, October 13, 2008

An Angry Squirrel

About a month ago, Sen. John McCain was scheduled to be on The Late Show with David Letterman. He cancelled and Letterman was miffed, especially when substitute guest Keith "big head" Olbermann set-up a live CBS news feed showing McCain getting ready for an interview with Katie Couric.

Letterman has never met a grudge he couldn't nurse ad infinitum, so he's spent a few days last month ragging Sen. McCain about the cancellation at every opportunity. Now he's back to attacking the McCain/Palin ticket as per usual, although with a little more rancor--if that's possible. Strangely, he's said nothing about Obama. As the Center for Media and Public Affairs pointed out in August, "David Letterman told only 46 jokes about Obama..." That seems high to me; certainly none that I can recall in the last few weeks.

Sen. McCain has been rescheduled to appear on Thursday night's show. I'm guessing Letterman will be doing his usual impression of an angry squirrel as he barks and chirps at Sen. McCain, even though he rightly considers McCain a hero for his actions as a POW. I wouldn't mind so much except that Letterman is giving a free pass to Obama. But then he's not the only one to do so.

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