Palin’s spin cycle fails

Late Show host Dave Letterman is still smarting over John McCain blowing him off to spin Sarah Palin’s dross into something less tragic with Katie Couric; the GOP candidate famously lied to Letterman, saying he had to fly to Washington because of the financial crisis and was later shown getting ready ready for his close ups in th CBS News studio.

Tuesday night Letterman continued his jabs, pointing out Wall Street’s 777 point drop Monday and commenting that it was a good thing McCain had flown to Washington last week to fix the problem instead of appearing on the Late Show.

But McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin bore the brunt of the comic’s wit. After remarking on her "caribou in the headlights" stare, Letterman said that the Alaska governor’s prep sessions for the debates weren’t going so well:

She keeps asking "Pat, I’d like to buy a vowel!"

Tonight Katie Couric aired more footage of her interview with Palin. Bad news, she doesn’t read. Worse news, she’s a narrow minded, fundamentalist, wackjob liar.

Palin’s spin cycle fails

Late Show host Dave Letterman is still smarting over John McCain blowing him off to spin Sarah Palin’s dross into something less tragic with Katie Couric; the GOP candidate famously lied to Letterman, saying he had to fly to Washington because of the financial crisis and was later shown getting ready ready for his close ups in th CBS News studio.

Tuesday night Letterman continued his jabs, pointing out Wall Street’s 777 point drop Monday and commenting that it was a good thing McCain had flown to Washington last week to fix the problem instead of appearing on the Late Show.

But McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin bore the brunt of the comic’s wit. After remarking on her "caribou in the headlights" stare, Letterman said that the Alaska governor’s prep sessions for the debates weren’t going so well:

She keeps asking "Pat, I’d like to buy a vowel!"

Tonight Katie Couric aired more footage of her interview with Palin. Bad news, she doesn’t read. Worse news, she’s a narrow minded, fundamentalist, wackjob liar

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.