I don’t know if anybody caught Letterman last night. But if you didn’t, have I got a treat for you!
I love Dave. Love him. But I’m not usually home in time to cath him and instead watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. But last night, Ol’ Dave was in fine form, skewering Republican presidential candidate John McCain. And for his fine performance, we award him the Golden TV Moment of the week.
See, John McCain was supposed to do Letterman last night. But he called to cancel because, of course, he has suspended his presidential campaign to fix the American economy. What will he do with the other 23 hours of the day? HOTCHA! I’m here all week folks! And so is Dave.
He was pissed that McCain cancelled, but he was more pissed to find that McCain hadn’t raced back to Washington at all! He was being interviewed by CBS’s Katie Couric. Dave then went off on a bit of a tangent.
It was de – wait for it! – lightful!
And then, he read the Top Ten.
For what it’s worth, my other late night boyfriends, Colbert and Stewart also ripped into McCain. Stewart seemed incredulous that McCain would attempt to do such a thing. Colbert suspended, then re-spended his show in solidarity. During the first minute of suspension, Colbert cracked open a beer.
But all that paled in comparison to Letterman’s tirade and pointed Top Ten. I really do hope that at some point, somebody does ask McCain the question: “Do you still think the fundamentals of our economy are strong, Genius?”
Keep up the good work, late nighters!