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David Letterman Jumps In

As part of the suspension of the campaign, Senator McCain announced that he was canceling all interviews immediately, including one scheduled that night on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman.13 Letterman didn’t buy the rationale for the cancellation, saying in his monologue:

When you call up at the last minute and you cancel the show, ladies and gentlemen, that’s starting to smell.... This doesn’t smell right. This is not the way a tested hero behaves.... An American hero. Maybe the only actual hero I know. I’ve met the man; I know the guy. So I’m more than a little disappointed by this behavior. “We’re suspending the campaign.” Are we suspending it because there’s an economic crisis or because the poll numbers are sliding?14


  

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