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McCain to be on Letterman Thursday.

by James Denison / October 12, 2008 11:56 AM PDT

Let's see if Letterman can control himself and show himself a host instead of an ***.

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*** = hat? boy? roc? cat? dog? bat?
by Dan McC / October 12, 2008 12:34 PM PDT

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it was *** exactly
by James Denison / October 12, 2008 3:10 PM PDT

That's what I did, put in three asteriks. Maybe it's a "pip" or could be "ace", or "irk" or....

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(NT) no way could it be pip ;-)
by jonah jones / October 12, 2008 3:53 PM PDT
In reply to: it was *** exactly
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(NT) ''irk'' isn't a noun.
by Dan McC / October 12, 2008 4:28 PM PDT
In reply to: it was *** exactly
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It can be...
by EdHannigan / October 12, 2008 8:27 PM PDT
In reply to: ''irk'' isn't a noun.

Main Entry:
2. irk
circa 1570

1 : the fact of being annoying
2 : a source of annoyance

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by JP Bill / October 12, 2008 1:14 PM PDT

What can he be thinking?

Everyone here knows what Letterman is like.

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I don't know.
by James Denison / October 12, 2008 3:11 PM PDT
In reply to: WHY?

I think it's a mistake. I wouldn't do it. Letterman has ceased to have any humor, just lemonade, sugarless.

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I wouldn't do it.
by JP Bill / October 12, 2008 9:51 PM PDT
In reply to: I don't know.

You sound like you might be "Presidential timber".

McCain better hope and pray that nothing happens to prevent him from being on the show.

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(NT) Think Letterman will do a Matt Damon on him?
by James Denison / October 13, 2008 12:55 AM PDT
In reply to: I wouldn't do it.
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Jimmy Kimmel
by James Denison / October 13, 2008 12:58 AM PDT

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel often says: "Our apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time" near the end of his ABC television show Jimmy Kimmel Live, a gag lampooning instances where shows cannot feature their last guest due to time constraints. On September 12, 2006, after a segment highlighting the running gag and a lengthy introduction by Kimmel, Damon finally appeared on the show, only for Kimmel to apologetically cut his interview and head to credits, as Damon cursed him.


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(NT) I wonder if there were any preconditions
by JP Bill / October 12, 2008 11:17 PM PDT
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After this evil McCain charge?
by Steven Haninger / October 13, 2008 8:19 AM PDT

"This is a good part of the campaign. Things are really getting nasty. Do you enjoy it when it gets nasty? Listen to this, today John McCain tried to link Barack Obama to the Chicago Cubs." -David Letterman, CBS' "Late Show."

Won't be funny if you aren't or don't know a fan of that team. Happy
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I still don't know why.
by Kiddpeat / October 14, 2008 2:55 AM PDT

Letterman is a mouthpiece for the DNC. It does show that McCain is a brave man. Letterman, on the other hand, is a buffoon.

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I still don't know why.
by JP Bill / October 14, 2008 2:58 AM PDT

I know.


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Yeah, the last thing McCain would want to do....
by Josh K / October 14, 2008 4:56 AM PDT

....is try to repair the damage and appeal to voters across the aisle.


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Is that the function of the Letterman show?
by EdHannigan / October 14, 2008 5:03 AM PDT

Josh, shows like Letterman, Colbert, SNL, etc. are entertainment. They are not serious platforms for policy or political discourse. You have got to start learning the difference.

Anyone who determines whom to vote for based on what they see on a comedy show (and sadly too many do) maybe ought not be voting at all. It's stupid.

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Letterman, Colbert, SNL, etc. are entertainment.
by JP Bill / October 14, 2008 5:05 AM PDT

A convert?

You admit they are just joking? (even if you don't see the humor)

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by EdHannigan / October 14, 2008 5:08 AM PDT

I've always known that.

As for the "humor", sorry, most often they are just not funny. Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer humor that is funny. I see the humor; it's just not very good.

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Call me old-fashioned,
by JP Bill / October 14, 2008 5:13 AM PDT
In reply to: ???

OK, you're old fashioned.

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by Josh K / October 15, 2008 12:36 AM PDT

...Letterman "is a mouthpiece for the DNC" according to KP. That gives him some political cred, at least in KP's world.

McCain, unlike KP, apparently sees the wisdom in attempting to reach across the aisle to mend fences.

People make voting decisions on dumber things that TV comedy shows. Some might even vote against Obama because of the "lipstick on a pig" comment. You're right; it's stupid.

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Reality check.....
by EdHannigan / October 15, 2008 12:48 AM PDT
In reply to: But...

I doubt anyone is voting one way or the other because of the "lipstick on a pig" comment, but he DID say it and we know what he meant. Kinda goes to his character.

If you see going on the Letterman show to be, "attempting to reach across the aisle to mend fences," all righty then. Not too credible, but if you want to believe it, fine.


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And one for you too
by Josh K / October 15, 2008 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Reality check.....

You really think that 2 1/2 weeks before the election McCain is only going on Letterman for laughs? Of course it's damage control. He doesn't have time for frivolity right now.

And yes, we know what Obama meant. The continued attempts to twist it into something else are amusing though.

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No twisting fgoing on at all...
by EdHannigan / October 15, 2008 1:42 AM PDT
In reply to: And one for you too

Sorry. Untrue.

I think McCain is going on for the exposure, nothing more. I doubt there's any "reaching across the aisle or fence-mending" involved at all.

It's an entertainment show, Josh, not Face the Nation. Sheeesh!

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Once again, the expression in context
by Josh K / October 15, 2008 5:46 AM PDT
Let's just list this for a second. John McCain says he's about change, too. Except -- and so I guess his whole angle is, "Watch out, George Bush, except for economic policy, health-care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy, and Karl Rove-style politics. We're really gonna shake things up in Washington." That's not change. That's just calling some -- the same thing, something different. But you know, you can -- you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.

As anyone can plainly see, he used the term the exact same way McCain did when he used it in reference to the Clinton health care plan. So can you stop trying to turn it into "He called Palin a pig!!" now?
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Give me a break!
by EdHannigan / October 15, 2008 6:43 AM PDT

I don't want to go through this whole thing again, but ...

"Let's just list this... Washington" Was LIFTED word for word from a political cartoon that appeared in the Washington Post. Another political cartoon in the Washington Post the SAME DAY depicted a pig dressed up to look like Sarah Palin with lipstick on. What a coincidence!!

Barack never used that expression in his speeches before, until that day. That entire week the clip of Palin making the lipstick joke was played over and over again. What a coincidence!!! When Barack said it, after his dramatic punch line pause, the audience tittered. They got it. But you didn't?

Bad enough he said it, but then to not own up to it is doubly shameful. I know you are not naive enough to believe he didn't mean it that way. No one can be THAT naive.

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Now it kinda sounds like you're calling Ed a pig, Josh!
by Dan McC / October 15, 2008 7:00 AM PDT
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by caktus / October 14, 2008 4:34 AM PDT

Poor McCain!

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