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‘Has She, In Fact, Said That At Rallies And Stuff??’ Dave Gets Tough With McCain On Palin's 'Palling Around' Accusations!!

Published at: Oct. 17, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
Does David Letterman ask the questions the rest of the media should be asking John McCain? Judge for yourself from these supercool clips, released before the show even aired in the East: McCain also mentioned that Sarah Palin would indeed appear on an upcoming edition of "Saturday Night Live." Tonight’s top 10:
Top Ten Messages Left On Joe The Plumber's Answering Machine 10. "Hey, heard you mentioned in the debate. Now can you come over and get the hairball out of my drain?" 9. "Joe Six Pack calling; what are you trying to pull?" 8. "Sorry, wrong number. I was looking for Larry the Cable Guy" 7. "Dude -- did you get to meet Fannie Mae?" 6. "This is Sarah Palin, do you consider yourself a maverick plumber?" 5. "You had a better night than Joe the Dodgers' manager." 4. "This is Bob Schieffer. Hijack one of my debates again and I'll bust your kneecaps with a pipe wrench." 3. "Joe, you gotta get a copy of this Late Show Fun Facts book -- it's hilarious!" 2. "It's Brian from The Late Show, are you available tonight if McCain cancels?" 1. "It's Madonna, are you seeing anybody?"
11:35 p.m. Thursday. CBS.


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  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    first?

    by Ted Brautigan

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    second?

    by grainy

    Screw you, Brautigan. The Low Men are coming...

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah!

    by Ted Brautigan

    Watching the central time feed now.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    damn right you screwed up...

    by wash

    Blinky McAngry.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Can You Stay? priceless

    by WIBoomer1

    no... LOL

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Man

    by Hercules

    this whole show is hilarious!

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I'd love to See Barack Order a Super Slam...

    by WIBoomer1

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Herc - BATTLESTAR GALACTIC RETURNS...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...on January 16th.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Herc - SUPERNATURAL RETURNS...

    by Shermdawg

    ...on October 23rd.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    That's GALACTICA. Damn typos.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Oh, and go Dave!

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    Whether you agree with him or not, ya gotta admit...

    by Shermdawg

    ...that McCain guy is a pretty likeable fella.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    btw, how badass is that Anaconda 3 ad?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST

    He's projecting the attitude of a man...

    by stabbim

    <p>...who knows it's over.</p> <p>And he's probably a little relieved.</p>

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Oh my! That did not go well.

    by otm shank

    I give McCain props for going on, but it was probably as big a mistake as leaving Dave hanging in the first place.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    He still was hanging out with terrorists

    by chuknchez

    Dave came off like a Jackass. The truth is Obama still palled around it terrorists. Trying to kill a NY Judge and his family is still terrorism. You guys on the left have to stop apologizing for terrorists and murderers.At least McCain manned up to it. Did Overbite get canned from SNF yet?

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Likeable....but batshit insane.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I like John McCain

    by Ted Brautigan

    His time has passed. I'm pretty sure he just implied Reagan was the governor of Arkansas. Please vote on November 4.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST

    WOW! Dave Letterman kicks ass.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    These exchanges over Sarah Palin are making for some incredible TV.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Chuknchez

    by aleeminator

    Yeah I remember that time that Obama tried killing that judge from New York.....It was all over the news remeber

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    He was talking about Clinton Ted.

    by Shermdawg

    Then he used Reagan as a second example.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    You're right Shermdawg

    by Ted Brautigan

    It just sounded awkward.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    WOW! Dave Letterman sucks ass.

    by Vicconius

    He's so far up Obama's ass that he's snacking on Peanuts. He's never questioned Obama that way. Makes me sad. I've watched him since the morning show days and he's become a partisan hack. I've watched my last Late Show. Conan '09.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    McCain got suckerpunched with G. Liddy

    by Shub-Wankalot

    and a body blow with Palin's "palling around" comments. Letterman grilled, McCain squirmed...he wanted air, he wanted to leave badly. Wow, just wow.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Letterman's still aces in my book...

    by Shub-Wankalot

    for the record.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Dave really went after him...

    by vic twenty

    Seemed like a hatchet job, but then I think how in days gone by actual journalists would call candidates on the words they say. Now we are relegated to TV funnymen who ask more follow-up questions than the Washington press corp. It seems shocking to see someone grill a presidential candidate simply because nobody has.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Vicconius

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Letterman is just like a lot of other Independents that took one look at McCain's choice for VP and said, "Are you fucking kidding me?!?!".

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Vicconius

    by lotusblade

    No, Letterman is an Independent. He attacked McCain because McCain SCREWED him. As McCain says "He made a mistake," and it was a bad one. He had to come on the show and pay his dues. If you've really been a fan of Dave, then you would know if you fuck with Dave, he will fuck with you twice as much. <p> Dave has never been nice to anyone who has fucked with him. His most famous interviews are with people that have fucked with him. He tears them up. Some stand up and take it. McCain's problem is he fucked with Letterman while trying to be elected President of the United States. Bad mistake. He got kicked to the curb. Obama is right now thanking God he never fucked with Letterman.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    It would be great...

    by Vicconius

    ...if they'd ask those follow-up questions of BOTH candidates.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    And Liddy is a sociopath.

    by vic twenty

    He is the kind of guy who would kill you, stuff you in a trunk and met his family for sandwiches. <p> Watch yourself, Dave. <p>

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Vicconius - re: follow-up questioning...

    by vic twenty

    That is true. You almost never get to the truth on the first question. It is hard to lie with that line of questioning. Because of that candidates won't entertain such interviews and reporters hardly try anymore.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    And sadly...

    by vic twenty

    John McCain is a good man. Wen he says Sarah Palin is ready to step in, he truly believes this is the case. For that reason alone, I cannot cast a ballot for my good friend from Arizona.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Her being on SNL is anticlimatic

    by Shub-Wankalot

    Fey's impeccable impersonation and Katie Couric's eye-opening interview has left an indelible blemished image of Palin, and fodder for her own ridicule. She might as well join in the laughter, and laugh at herself, and be content that election season is almost over.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah...cuz the media is in the tank for McCain...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...riiiiiiiight.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    McCain always gets the tough questions

    by Reno

    Just like Clinton did. Whoever Jesus Obama's opponent is, they get drilled by the media. Obama gets his ass kissed. The media want their First Black President story oh-so-much. And, Obama does pal around with a terrorist. His political career got started in a terrorist's living room.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    is this online yet?

    by fastcars

    forgot it was on tonight.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Not sure which was the bigger mistake ...

    by Dreamfasting

    Which was worse: not going the first time or actually showing up the second time. I want to feel sorry him, but the rhetoric and spin have become so over the top that it's about time the candidates were called onto the carpet for the hypocrisy in their campaigns. Oh wait ... I'm in the wrong country. Then again, the Americans just nuked the world economy, so maybe we all deserve a vote on the next "leader of the free world".

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    and palin is r-i-d-i-c-u-l-o-u-s

    by fastcars

    it really boggles my mind how anyone can support her with a straight face. supporting mccain i could respect. but supporting palin? she's strictly for the kooks.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Obama's answered every question

    by fastcars

    How does the media "kiss his ass?" He's answered every fucking question you could possibly think of over the last 20 months. It's gotten to the point where I'm tired of having to him repeat his answers over and over again for the people not paying attention. The guy went on O'Reilly, for Christ's sake. Disagree with Obama all you want, but don't say you don't know who he is or what he stands for. McCain and Biden have answered almost every question too. The only one who doesn't answer questions from the media is the Hockey Clown, who is on inute 12 of 15. Will this campaign never end?

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Dave just earned an Emmy for news interview!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Best and most real interview of the entire election cycle. And Palin uses training wheels.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Letterman and Mccain are pals

    by chunker

    Or they have been for years now. I'm sure that Dave really was miffed that McCain stoop him up to attend another show.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    fastcars, Palin is r-i-c-o-c-k-u-l-o-u-s

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    It's the same as ridiculous but more so.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Association wise... how exactly is Liddy worse than AYERS?

    by James Westfall

    Last time I checked Liddy had been a criminal but he hadn't actually engaged in domestic terrorism.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    three-letter word J-O-B-S!

    by bentmywookie

    if Palin had said that some of you talkbackers would be creaming yourselves. Oh, thaaaat's right, Biden has a penis. well, that's something i'd love to see in a top ten list. but sitting through another Late Show will make me bang a rusty nail in my skull. Letterman, thanks for continuing to prove you utter irrelevance!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    ass-kissing media

    by oisin5199

    I'm sorry, but that is just the lamest criticism from the right. As fastcars said, Obama has answered every question, he has been vetted over the last 20 months. The Republicans have had the chance to ask these 'association' questions for a loooong time. The fact that they're doing it now in the last 3 weeks of the election smacks of complete and utter desperation, and anyone who doesn't see that is fucking blind. Sarah Palin, however, has not even held one press conference. As Jon Stewart joked earlier, Joe the Plumber has now had more interviews than Sarah Palin.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Applause to Letterman

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    No journalist yet has called out McCain on his shit. AD HOMINEM ATTACKS and GUILT BY ASSOCIATION are two of hte LARGEST logical fallcies. They are meant to DIVERT attention from the real issues, and that is what defines it. Finally, someone has confronted him to his face.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:34 a.m. CST

    and yes, that's a Biden quote

    by bentmywookie

    in case you get all your news on the Daily Kos and AICN

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:45 a.m. CST

    VOTE RON PAUL!!!

    by sharpie

    no, but seriously, mccains a psychopath, fuck him and the whore he rode in on

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    John McCains face is HD=strangely fascinating.

    by odo19

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST

    GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by alice 13

    rudy in drag- tough group, john. >zing!<

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST

    See ya McCain

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Thanks for the laughs!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Agree with him or not

    by The McPoyle Clan

    McCain is a decent fellow. However, his hail mary choice for VP was a serious lapse of judgment. It's too bad that elections are just a no-rules political game to gather as many dumbasses to check your name, rather than a serious effort to evaluate and select a manager.<br><br>Seeing Palin take on Letterman would be the most entertaining 20 minutes of TV this season. Dave may be coasting now, but he still has his moments, and wouldn't allow the non-answer answers she likes to dole out.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST

    "I..I...I screwed up.."

    by Stalkeye

    No, your'e just an opportunist fuckwad who's grasping at straws now that your polls are slipping even after the last debate.What's next; accusations of Obama in a child porn scandal? I can imagine the photoshopped pics courtesy of your campaign manager and of course if all else fails, some gun toting redneck from yourprevious rallies will try to take him out (before receiving a fatal beatdown of course.)<p>Give it up DcLame.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST

    John! You just nuked China! "I MADE A MISTAKE!"

    by Maniaq

    I thought that was the button for opening the TV cabinet thingy!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    I used to like watching McCain interviews

    by ranma627

    Whenever I would see him on Leno or Conan, he would be hilarious and very likable. Hard to believe that he has changed so much. Now I can't stand the guy.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    McCain did an excellent job!

    by Curious Jorge

    Dave had primed the audience all the way up to that segment, and McCain wasn't rattled. He was calm and funny. If you saw this whole thing, it seemed like Dave was pissed at the end because he kept trying to hammer McCain about Palin, and even the audience was clapping for McCain.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    McCain wasn't rattled?

    by Ted Brautigan

    He clearly about shit his pants when Dave brought up G. Gordon Liddy, who has actually been convicted of serious crimes. The problem with the Bill Ayres guilt by association charge is nobody knows or gives a fuck who the guy is. Liddy is known to a lot of people as a Watergate player.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Its A Shame

    by Crow3711

    But I really just continue to lose respect for McCain. I was never going to vote for him, but to lose so much respect for a national hero and public hero is upsetting. I don't think he's a bad guy/bad leader/ bad anything. He's just acting like such a childish dick. He's been so dirty and mean-spirited and curmudgeonly. It just isn't Presidential, the way he acts during this campaign, especially in debates. Butting in, getting pissed, not waiting his turn. That's not how the leader of the free world should present himself. Impatient and spiteful.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    McCain is going to lose...

    by Judge Briggs

    by running a hateful and racist campaign

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Dave put him through the ringer

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    He really laid into him. I appreciated that as someone who appreciates Letterman's killer instinct.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Grumpy Old Men 3: Grumpiest Old Man

    by turketron

    This time, it's presidential.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Because Now Its Truly About

    by The Alienist

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Good VS Evil

    by The Alienist

    Its no longer partisan. The whole Palin "Obama pals around with terrorists" wasn't about William Ayers. We hear "terrorist" we now think "Muslim" or "Muslim Extremist". That's the image the Palin bitch was trying to put in people's head. And that is pure evil. Dave and other people who are in the public eye can't afford to be partisan when this kind of stuff is happening.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Obama Snacking on Peanuts

    by kevinwillis.net

    "He's so far up Obama's ass that he's snacking on Peanuts." If he was that far up Obama's ass, he'd be snacking on steamed lobster and Iranian caviar. Peanuts are for the peasants.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    benymywookie . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    Biden has a penis? Are you sure? Have you seen it? I know he's got a luxurious head of hair.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Dave...

    by HulkSmashNow

    Geez, I guess we know who Letterman's voting for. What a dick!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Is Obama a terrorist !?!?!??

    by jones1899

    No. Of course not. And if his relationship with Ayers was the only oddity AND he wasn't so secretive, nobody would even care. The fact is that Obama ALSO has campaign donations in the hundreds of millions, the sources of which are unaccounted for when he's already had to return hundreds of thousands that came from Muslim Extremists. Dave, and otehrs, keep saying "But Obama was only 8!" Come on. They served on the same board and their kids went to school together! Again, not saying the guys a terrorist, but at least a poor judge of character considering his 20 year relationship with Rev. Wright. Speaking of Wright, Obama claims he's never heard an anti-white remark come from Wrights lips, even though Obama himself quotes Wright more than once in his books! Obama needs to just fucking talk about this shit in an open manner. Reveal the sources of the donations just like Hilary and McGruff did. I like a lot of things about Obama, but when I know that Castro, Russia, Chavez and others WANT HIM to be president, I vote for the other guy.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I'm not sure what McCain's campaign

    by veritasses

    manager was thinking putting him on with Dave when it was pretty much a certainty that Dave was going to vent his anger for getting snubbed.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Lose Respect

    by enderandrew

    I would lose respect for AICN when I see them advertising a set with FF and Elektra, then I realize I don't really have any respect for this site to begin with.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Liberal Media

    by SuckLeTrou

    ...has got to be the biggest most successful lie the right has ever sold. What a bunch of whiners. This interview and confrontation should have been all over the MSM this morning, it is far from just comedy. Dave asked the questions they should have been asking for weeks. But they are such chickenshits that they can't even show reality anymore if it might get them accused of "librul bias" by the whiny bullies on the right. They trot out this bias lie every time they do something wrong. Talk about a lack of accountability! "millions of words are said during a campaign" HA! What a pathetic excuse for the terrorist/Ayers ads that are running 20 times a day 24/7! As if it was just an accident. McCain has lowered the bar of respectibility of the office of president over and over and over this season. And the supposedly liberal media, except for the comedians, have lowered themselves right along with him. And along with Sarah Palin, who is an even bigger and scarier joke to the rest of the world than Bush is.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Update: Fackin' Movie Don't Work No Mo

    by Darth Sticky

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Do you think McKKKain

    by dirtsandwich

    will let Palin on Letterman. I want to see that one. Dave will bully her. And she deserves it. After those rallies, she has done.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    McKKKain?

    by zacdilone

    Wow...my theory stands.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    WOW Letterman handed him his ass...

    by RobFromBackEast

    Jesus

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    McCain is done

    by RobFromBackEast

    I, like a lot of folk here, have really lost respect for McCain. Regardless of anyone's opinion of Obama, Palin as a VP pick was fucking stupid and all she's done is reinforce that every day since. Letterman was on the money here, and asked the questions that everyone else should've been asking in the media. I still like McCain, but it's horrible to see what he's turned into over the last few months. Actually, it's bordering on pathetic. He'll lose this election by a mile; now it's just a case how low desperation will make him go.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Why even bother asking about smear tactics?

    by drewlicious

    All politicians use them for one simple reason...they work. They usually convince a few people along the way at least enough to make it worth while. So it bugs me when an interviewer, especially at a national debate of all places, brings it up so the candidate can fake sincerety and hem and haw through the answer. Granted Barack Obama hasn't used as many smear tactics but then again he doesn't have to, he has a crapload of cheerleaders to do the work for him. Don't believe me? Go ahead and count how many times the man's face has graced the cover of Time and Newsweek this year alone and get back to me.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    McCain won't lose

    by aestheticity

    As a black, Democrat candidate you shouldn't feel comfortable about Obama winning until he has a 25+ point lead, enough to count past the 100 million southerners who don't much care for engaging in politics or polls but damn well won't let someone like him win, who will come swarming out the woodwork on election day and swing the results back McCain's way like you've never seen a swing before.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Enough Already

    by Reasonaxe

    Everyone get back to filling out multiple voter registration forms. I'm Lee Adama, registered Democrat!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Letterman should have retired 10 years ago

    by Rand92

    <p>If Letterman, that solid bastion of hardhitting questions, is asking McCain the questions that the media should be asking then who is asking Obama the questions the media should be asking? Oh, that's right, noone since the media is so in love with the man that Obama can be called presidential by them when he stands aside at the start of the economic crisis and offers nothing.</p> <p>Letterman is a diehard liberal who is completely in the tank and it says something that McCain keeps showing up on Letterman and Ellen and The View where he knows they hate him. Where does Obama go? Now I don't particularly care for either candidate. I think it is time to destroy the Republican and Democratic party and abolish political parties in general. But Jesus Christ the hypocrisy here is truly mind boggling. Letterman, just like people think McCain is, is a bitter old man who has no place on TV anymore. He insults his guests and belittles them. His best days were ten years ago.</p>

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Obama is better than McCain

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    That explains most of the discrepancies you whiners keep talking about.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Rand92

    by TELF

    Obama went on The Factor. Even Bubba was impressed with him. McCain couldn't even handle a Late Night comic. Stop boo hooing about the media. It is a non-argument. Oh and Ayn Rand is for teenagers and sociopaths.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Rand92

    by lotusblade

    Letterman has said in the past that he wished Ron Paul was taken more seriously. So if Letterman was for Ron Paul how is that liberal?

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    They are stretching the truth on 2001 quotes...

    by AssassinWithSon

    I skimmed over the talkback hoping that I am not repeating this so sorry if I am. McCain says that Ayers quoted, "I wish I had set more bombs." This is what he is quoting him as saying. Ayers actually said (before 9-11, but was published soon after the attacks) these quotes, "I don't regret setting bombs" and "I feel we didn't do enough". If you read the actual article from The New York Times, the reporter separated the quotes just like I did here. Ayers on 9-15 said that those quotes were a "deliberate distortion" and that when he said, "I feel we didn't do enough" he meant enough effort to stop the US from fighting the war. Hardly proof in either direction really, but he makes a good case, and his quotes are FAR from damning. Now, I always liked McCain, and I believe it was a strong poss that I would have voted for him. Ever since Palin, and now these direct misinterpretations to instill fear in us I am strongly in Obama's camp. I would also like these idiot rednecks who think this is a "Christian nation" to stay angry, because if we are doing anything that they object to, than we are doing the right thing in my book. if(!McCain '08) I am happy;

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    American Splendor

    by pinkfloyd2000

    Would (has?) Dave ever had Harvey Pekar back on his show to make amends? Perhaps I missed it when AS was released, I dunno...

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Rand92... seriously? Where does Obama go?

    by turketron

    You forget that he was on Papa Bear Bill O'Reiley's show? The king of Faux News himself?

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Rand92

    by skimn

    You may want to coat your head with Preparation H, to soothe those hemmroids, when you cram it up your ass.<p>You may also want to check your facts before posting, but then you'd have nothing to post then, would you?

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    G. Gordon Liddy...

    by Charles_Corkey_Thatcher

    was the watergate MASTERMIND! he was undermining our democratic way of life by trying to spy on another party. Here are some of his greatest hits... At CRP, Liddy concocted several plots, some far-fetched, intended to embarrass the Democratic opposition. These included firebombing the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. (where classified documents leaked by Daniel Ellsberg were being stored), kidnapping anti-war protest organizers and transporting them to Mexico during the Republican National Convention (which at the time was planned for San Diego), and luring mid-level Democratic campaign officials to a house boat in Baltimore where they would be secretly photographed in compromising positions with call girls. Most of Liddy's ideas were rejected, but a few were given the go ahead by Nixon Administration officials, including the break-in at Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office. Ellsberg had leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times.[4] At some point, Liddy was instructed to break into the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate Hotel. So just like Ayres he WAS a terrorist, just not a very good one. Oh and the fact that he now has a talk show just proves how backwards and right wing this country really is.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    i will be voting for McCain/Palin

    by electric_sheep

    I just think that if Jesus was still around, he'd be an american patriot, and vote Republican. God Bless America.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Bill Ayers info..

    by AssassinWithSon

    Read it for yourself: http://tinyurl.com/4lxkf9

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Living room????

    by leftofcentristdotcom

    Come on, give me a break. The rumor that Obama started his political career in Ayer's living room has been disproved.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Obama--Osama......

    by electric_sheep

    A coincidence? I doubt it. I'm just so scared that if he wins he'll give all of my money to arabs and terrorists in eye-raq or eye-ran.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Why don't you just say it like all the other fucks

    by dirtsandwich

    <P> Obama Bin Laden. </P> <P> It's McKKKain that worries me. You can clearly tell he hates Obama. He's a rude, grumpy, self-centered, angry, arrogant, materialistic fuck of a person. </P> <P> All politicians lie. But he lies right through his dentures. He'll flat out say anything to get elected. He again acted like a fool on Letterman. People think oh it's just a talk show. Well, Dave made McKKKain squirm about Palin and Ayres. I hate him more then I do Bush. I will literally vomit if he wins. </P> <P> If he wins then croaks while in office, they better pull off one hellava Weekend at Bernie's scenario. Cuz I don't want Palin in there. A NRA cunt that puts greed/power and money before animals. HOLY FUCK!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    G. Gordon Liddy, Terrorist

    by Sodomy Redux

    G. Gordon Liddy was directly responsible for Watergate, a heinous crime where Nixon's party broke into a Democrat's office and tried to steal campaign material and tap phones for the purpose of destroying Democratic chances to be re-elected. It later surfaced that he had been involved in a whole series of illegal and immoral going-ons. That's as scummy as it gets, it's a way to try to silence half the country and totally illegal. He served 4 years in prison over it. And is now a respected member of the Washington Establishment. You're a damn fool if you don't realize that he's basically Ayers's mirror image: a scumbag extremist who has been forgiven for his past transgressions and embraced by the establishment. And McCain is a good friend with him, which doesn't matter in the slightest. McCain is not responsible for G. Gordon Liddy's former actions, which occurred way before McCain even met the man. Same as Obama.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I don't think Letterman was accusing McCain of anything.

    by I Dunno

    I think he was just illustrating how silly the whole issue is. What possessed McCain to show up on Letterman is beyond me. he should have known Letterman was going to get Viet Cong on him.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    anchorite

    by TerryMalloy

    Hey wsup. Two things: what evidence is there that Obama launched his campain in Bill Ayer's home and what evidence is there that he mentored Obama? And also, what are your thoughts on Sarah Palin?

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Anchorite won't answer this question

    by Sodomy Redux

    Because there is no evidence. Obama did attend an Ayers function, he was brought their by his mentor, a senior state senator. And again, if Obama being seen with such people is such a terrible affront to Democracy, how come McCain gets to be friends with convicted felon and Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy? Here's the honest answer from Tribal Republicans: because McCain is a Republican, and so by definition everything he does is ok. Just like George Bush. Bush was fiscally irresponsible and doubled our national debt? Well that's ok, because you see...he's Republican. Now Clinton, on the other hand - a tax and spend liberal of the highest order, even though he left us with a surplus. Here's another one - Ronald Reagan beat the Soviets by sitting down and talking to the Russians without preconditions. But my god, Obama wants to sit down and talk with dangerous countries...he's a fucking liberal pussy who doesn't understand how dangerous these people are! Give me a freaking break already.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Vote Voltron!

    by kirttrik

    It's a lion, it's huge!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    lol @ "Ayers mentoring Obama"

    by fastcars

    God bless imagination.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    TELF

    by Vicconius

    "Obama went on The Factor. Even Bubba was impressed with him." So Obama goes on one opinion show on the one news channel that dares question Obama, and that makes up for the rest of the media being in his pocket and influencing voters? Yeah, right. 1 vs 100

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Liddy

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Um he never blew anything up or tried to kill anyone. Yes he broke the law and served time for it. He also refused to be a rat and paid the price. He also served honorably in the Army, was a FBI agent for many years, and served as a District Attorney. So to try to call him a "terrorist" is retarded. Maybe the guy has questionable morals and broke the law, maybe you don't agree with his views, but he is no Bill Ayers.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Palin a patriot?

    by lordgrimplemort

    How can Sarah Palin keep a straight face when questioning Obama's patriotism? Her husband was until 2002 a member of the Alaskan Independence Party and she has given speeches for them several times--even as recently as this year!!!! She loves America but wants Alaska to secede and be it's own nation?! This party's leader was very vocal about hating America and it's government and was killed in a deal gone wrong as he was buying plastic explosives!! What was he planning on blowing up? And I've yet to hear of her denouncing that group. How's that for a REAL link to terrorism? People don't try to buy plastic explosives illegally for household use. Whatever Obama's ties were to Ayers he has denounced Ayer's actions--has Palin denounced the AIP? And why don't we hear about that association on Fox "news"? Oh, because unlike all the fear mongering about Obama, the Palin stuff is actually provable fact. I know-I just watched her speech to this group on youtube, along with the video of her being blessed by her witch doctor. That's right, she actually had her preacher pray for her to be protected from witches! How can anyone vote for McCain knowing that it might lead to Palin running this country (into the ground.) Haven't we suffered enough?

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Charlie_Allnut, In fact he did

    by Sodomy Redux

    Charlie he has admitted in his own biography that he was going to kill Jack Anderson. He said he would have firebombed the Brookings Institute if he could. G. Gordon Liddy "refused to be a rat" by not naming the lawless and shitbag Nixon henchmen who helped him try to fuck over the United States. Do you understand that trying to destroy the opposition party through burglary, wiretapping, and breaking into their doctor's office is unforgiveable? He's an absolute piece of shit who did things so bad that Nixon's involvement in it caused him to resign. The fact that he was an Army man, FBI man, and District Attorney doesn't make his radical past any different. The fact that Bill Ayers is an educator doesn't make his radical past any different. This is not hard to understand. Oh but I forgot, Nixon was a Republican so deep down he was a good guy. Gotta stick up for the tribe. Nevermind that he presided over one of the most lawless administrations in history and left office in disgrace, in part because of the "questionable morals" of his burglar and conspirator, G. Gordon Liddy.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 2:28 a.m. CST

    For those of you doubting the "Liberal Media" charge

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I've worked for a major media organization for several years and a good 90% of them ARE hardcore Democrats. To deny the overwhelming liberal bent of most media outlets or claim it's some sort of Republican fantasy shows either severe ignorance or plain intellectual dishonesty.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Rand92

    by most excellent ninja

    Obama went on Bill O'Reilly you dumb fuck.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST

    anchorite you are a dumbass

    by most excellent ninja

    aren't you the guy also saying dark knight was a shit movie?

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 3:12 a.m. CST

    who care if the media is liberal

    by most excellent ninja

    in fact THANK FUCK they are, because it's at least some influence that keeps the republicans out of power, seems to have done jackshit for the past 8 years.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Liberal Media

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    FOX NEWS. RUSH LIMBAUGH. SEAN HANNITY. MICHAEL REAGAN. GLENN BECK. BILL O'RIELLY. ANN COULTER. ELIZABETH HASSELBECK. STEVE "DOUCHY." These blowhards can scream and yell about liberal media all they want ON THE LIBERAL MEDIA, but it doesn't make it true. Ballless cowardly media, maybe. Because at the heart of it, the media is controlled by the shrinking corporate majority, a small group of mega giants who OWN the right wing. We will get the information they want us to have. Letterman owns his own show, has a rock solid contract, doesn't want one after this and doesn't give a damn how angry the suits are at him. There are very few Edward R. Murrows left in this industry, because if anyone dares think differently than the FOX NEWS PROPAGANDA MACHINE, they will be shouted down as an unpatriotic ass clown who deserves to be pulled off the air. Thank God for Letterman, Olbermann, and the late Tim Russert. Man, is HE ever missed.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Daaaaaamn, only just finally saw that now

    by TheSeeker7

    Holy shit Dave -- well done!! You just KNOW McCain must've been spitting fire behind the scenes after he was done there.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    All the neocon blather about this...

    by Boromir

    is only hedging. It will become the excuse to see Obama as illegitimately holding office if he is in fact elected. Neocons want to be able to tell themselves and the world, "Sure, George W. Bush was appointed by the Supreme Court--but look at Obama. He was appointed by the Liberal Media." Which rational people will see right away is a fallacy, but hey--when have Republican partisans ever really been concerned with validity or accuracy?

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    God help our Republic...

    by Philvis

    I think the reason McCain has to run so many smear like campaign ads is pretty simple. Obama has been made a demi-god. His proposed policies, no matter how assinine and socialistic they are, will never be questioned fully by the media. All his followers are hearing, "Screw the rich, they owe you my devoted followers!" I think what people fail to realize is that he can promise tax breaks ALL day, just like Clinton did, and then raise them. His socialistic economics are going to ruin this country if he is elected, and I fear he has mesmerized enough folks to do so. For some reason, he has convinced millions of people that successful people owe them something. Give me a break, if I remember correctly, the American dream is being successful. Obama is essentially killing the American dream with his redistribution of wealth stance. John McCain's only possible course is to attack Obama and scare some votes away from him for moralistic reasons. The sheep have tunnel vision now, so logic will not work. I'm not saying McCain is my first choice by any means, but he is definitely a safer candidate than Obama. Aside from his political views and strategies, his numerous questionable acquaintances alone should make people have a 2nd thought about him. People like Letterman are just looking for a ratings boost and are joining the " F U McCain" bandwagon in the entertainment industry.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Even people in the media admit

    by DoctorWho?

    ...their newsrooms are vastly majority democrats. Talk radio and internet is the only thing to break that NY times/3 major network 'appointment tv' monopoly up.<p> Too bad if it pisses you off that other points of view are being heard and not drowned out. <p> Don't worry though...if Obama is elected the "fairness" doctrine will be ushered in again. Get ready for the most partisan administration EVER.

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    DoctorWho?

    by Philvis

    The new American dream...government handouts!

  • Oct. 18, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Hey, I am ALL FOR ending gov't handouts...

    by Boromir

    but let's REALLY do it, not just play at it. Let's admit that government handouts to individuals and community organizations are a drop in the bucket compared to government handouts that go to the military-industrial complex, agribusiness, etc. We'll save few pennies by letting those filthy, disgusting homeless fuck-ups starve like they always deserved to, and a few hundred trillion (give or take a few hundred billion, I'd imagine) by ending subsidies, freebies, handouts, tax breaks, and kickbacks to Congress' corporate pimps. But hey, every penny counts.

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