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Letterman Unloads On McCain For Not Showing Up

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NEW YORK (AP) - David Letterman seemed a bit peeved after John
McCain canceled an appearance on his talk show.
McCain called Letterman to pull out of the lineup for last
night's "Late Show" after he announced that he was suspending his
campaign in order to deal with the nation's financial crisis.
On the air last night, Letterman questioned the strategy,
rhetorically asking whether McCain's move was because of the
economy or sliding poll numbers. He also joked that someone must be
putting something in McCain's Metamucil.
Letterman said the show was told McCain was immediately flying
back to Washington. The host then showed a TV feed of McCain being
made up for an appearance on the "CBS Evening News."
Making matters worse for McCain, the show replaced him with
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who's a constant critic of the Arizona
A McCain spokeswoman tells NBC the campaign "deeply" regrets
offending Letterman, but it "wasn't a night for comedy."

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