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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!


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  1. I’m not usually a big Letterman fan, but last night’s show deserved an Emmy. Dave proved that under all that “aw shucks,” casual approach, lives a real professional with complete control and perfect timing. What a performance! Every gesture and nuance perfect. First he gave McC a big verbal hug (“real American hero”) then with a big smile and without a hint of anger he stuck in the knife and twisted, and twisted, and twisted. Wow. And I thought his decision about how to knife McC was brilliant: He didn’t once criticize any of McC’s policies — just kept repeating, “you don’t suspend a campaign — you go save the world and send your VP candidate to stand in for you.” Brilliant. Just say that, and let viewers draw their own conclusions.
    Thanks Dave, you’ve got a new fan.


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