David Letterman Makes McCain Squirm

So last night, John McCain finally showed up on David Letterman's show, after blowing him off two weeks ago. Here's the whole interview (and if someone can find a transcript, please drop a link in comments):

The whole thing is worth watching, when you've got the time, but here's the bit you really need to see (the last 1:30 of the first video and first 1:30 of the second; I did a rough transcript below), as further evidence that our comedian TV hosts have become the most responsible arm of the national media. Bear in mind as you watch, this followed a segment in which Letterman had already asked McCain about the people shouting "traitor, treason, terrorist, so on—and worse, as a matter of fact, that Barack Obama alluded to himself [at the debate]" at his rallies, which McCain tried to dispatch with more of his standard horseshit: "You know what's being shouted out at his rallies? There's always a few fringe people who will abuse their Constitutional rights, who will show up at these kinds of things, and you'll get that fringe element." But Letterman wasn't letting him off that easy:

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