Friday, October 17, 2008

Letterman and McCain

David Letterman has been hammering John McCain repeatedly on his late night show after McCain canceled an appearance at the last minute and lied about the reason for the cancellation. Last night was to be the kiss and make-up moment as McCain made an appearance on the show and essentially apologized for canceling. But Letterman wasn't quite ready to make nice:
Questioning the premise of McCain's relentless guilt-by-association attacks, Letterman noted that people in public life can't necessarily be held accountable for everyone they've interacted with. When McCain protested a bit, Letterman asked two highly relevant questions: "Did you not have a relationship with Gordon Liddy?" and "Did you attend a fundraiser at his house?" McCain, looking confused, conceded to having "met" Liddy. After a commercial break, McCain added, "I know Gordon Liddy. He paid his debt, he went to prison.... I'm not in any was embarrassed to know Gordon Liddy."
Liddy is a convicted felon and unrepentent about his days as a dirty trickster for Richard Nixon. I am guessing the evening didn't quite go the way McCain had hoped it would.

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