After praising his service and calling him "a true American hero" David Letterman took the opportunity to ostensibly rail against Sen. John McCain for canceling his appearance on The Late Show at the last minute, but the truth seems to runs a bit deeper:
"He can't run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sarah Palin. Where is she?"
"What are you going to do if you're elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We've got a guy like that now!"
And when they found out that McCain was actually in the building doing an interview with CBS's Katie Couric and not on his way to Washington as, according to Dave, the senator had stated to him earlier, Letterman did not let up. He was on fire, to say the least. I've been a fan of the man and his show for over 20 years and this was one of his very best, hands down.
Keith Olbermann pinch-hit as lead-off guest.