I knew David Letterman was going to rip McCain for cancelling his appearance on The Late Show to 'run back to Washington' because the economy is "cratering" but I didn't realize how much he was going to rip him, including mocking a shot of McCain getting made up for a CBS interview just down the street.
After praising McCain's heroism in Vietnam, Letterman says
"When you call up at the last minute and cancel a show, that's startin' to smell. This is not the John McCain I know, by God. It makes me think something is going haywire with the campagin...Here's what you do if you're running for campaign in the middle of an economic crisis, and it's about to 'crater.' You let your campaing go on shouldered by your Vice Presidential nominee. That's what you do. You don't quit... You say I've got to get back to Washington to save this country and while I'm gone campaigning in my stead will be my great running mate from the state of Alaska, Sarah Palin. And she comes out and campaigns? What happened there? Where is she? Why isn't she doing that? You don't suspend your campaign. This doesn't smell right. This isn't the way a tested hero behaves...somebody's putting something in his Metamucil...."
There's more - watch it AFTER THE JUMP...