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 senator. A McCain spokeswoman tells NBC the campaign "deeply" regrets offending Letterman, but it "wasn't a night for comedy."
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