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McCain Quite Glad Not to Have to Swallow His Pride Anymore

Remember when John McCain was running for president, and he had to smile and giggle and go on dangerous and vengeful political talk shows like The View and Letterman? We’re glad those days are over, because man, did they shred that guy to pieces like a crackly, soggy pulled-pork sandwich. He was practically bleeding afterward! All those little jokes, those audience laughs, that incessant habit of asking questions people actually wanted to know the answer to. The indignity! The horror! How dare they?

Cindy McCain at the time even said The View “picked [their] bones clean.” Well, it won’t happen again, that’s for sure. Barbara Walters told a crowd at a Newhouse School breakfast that she ran into McCain recently at Washington’s Alfalfa Club dinner. “He had been on The View and was not very happy,” Babs explained. “And when we walked out and I saw him I said, “Senator, so nice to see you. I hope you’ll come on The View again.” And he looked at me and said, “Not anytime soon.”

And here we thought he had been the candidate with the sense of humor.

McCain unlikely to return to ‘The View’ [Yahoo/Politico]
Earlier: John McCain Pokes Fun at Obama, Whoopi on ‘The View’
Letterman Mocks McCain
Neither Rain Nor Hail Nor Sleet Nor Snow Shall Keep This Candidate From Appointed Talk-Show Appearance

McCain Quite Glad Not to Have to Swallow His Pride Anymore