McCain to Appear on Letterman, Again
After snubbing David Letterman on September 24 by canceling his appearance in order to return to Washington and deal with the financial crisis and instead visiting the Katie Couric show, John McCain is set to appear on the Late Night show this week.
McCain was scheduled to appear on the "Late Show" Sept. 24 -- the same day that he announced, with great fanfare, that he was suspending his campaign and returning immediately to Washington to deal with the burgeoning financial crisis. Letterman was understanding -- until he discovered, via an internal CBS feed brought to his attention while he was taping a segment with replacement guest Keith Olbermann, that McCain was not on a plane winging its way to the nation's capital.
Instead, he was five blocks away in New York, getting his makeup touched up before an interview with Katie Couric, anchor of the CBS "Evening News."
Last week, as the one-way feud simmered, the New York Post reported that the two sides were discussing the possibility of the GOP candidate returning to the program. But on Thursday, as The Ticket reported here, Letterman lit into McCain yet again, wondering whether any pledge to show up "could be trusted."
Well, it looks as if Letterman is not only trusting McCain's promise to return, but has verified it as well: According to Letterman's website, he'll be on the show Thursday, the day after his final debate with Democratic rival Barack Obama at nearby Hofstra University.
If McCain actually manages to show up for this appearance, I wonder how hard Letterman will lay into him for blowing him off? From the looks of the video where he announces on-air that McCain requested to come back (and promised to bring...that Sarah person), Letterman seems pretty bitter! Should make for an interesting interview.
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