From the Horse Race:
David Letterman was none too happy that John McCain cancelled his appearance on the "Late Show" last night and he spent a good deal of the show hammering the Republican candidate for that - and for his decision to suspend his campaign temporarily.
"This doesn"t smell right. . This is not the way a tested hero behaves," Letterman said. The late night host also had some things to say about McCain running mate Sarah Palin. "Let"s say there"s a time of crisis and the poor guy, because he"s a little older," he said. "Then Sarah Palin takes over as president, well she ought to be ready because she"s handled crisis like this in the past. Oh, wait a minute, she really hasn"t handled a crisis like this in the past."
Letterman intimated that there is not a little political calculation involved with the move. "I"m more than a little disappointed by this behavior," he said. " 'We"re suspending the campaign.' Are we suspending it because there"s an economic crisis, or because the poll numbers are sliding?"
More Letterman: "Do you suspend your campaign? No, because that makes me think, well, you know, maybe there will be other things down the road -- if he"s in the White House, he might just suspend being president. I mean, we've got a guy like that now!" Video below: