A lot of John McCainâ€™s interview Tuesday on CBSâ€™ â€œLate Show With David Lettermanâ€ was serious. The monologue wasnâ€™t:
â€œDo you folks like John McCain? He looks like the guy at the hardware store who makes the keys. He looks like the guy who canâ€™t stop talking about how well his tomatoes are doing. He looks like the guy who goes into town for turpentine. He looks like the guy whoâ€™s always got wiry hair growing out of new places. He looks like the guy who points out the spots they missed at the car wash,â€ Letterman said.
â€œYou think that stuffâ€™s pretty funny, donâ€™t you?â€ McCain interrupted. â€œWell, you look like a guy whose laptop would be seized by the authorities. You look like a guy caught smuggling reptiles in his pants. You look like the guy who the neighbors later say, â€˜He mostly kept to himself.â€™ You look like the night manager of a creepy motel. And you look like the guy who enjoys getting into a hot tub and watching his swim trunks inflate.â€