Leno Hosts McCain Tonight

Suffering from post-election with drawl? Jay Leno has John McCain on tonight (11:35 p.m., NBC, A).
Letterman gets snubbed again.
No surprise McCain chose Leno over David Letterman to re-appear in public. After ditching Dave when the economy went south, the Arizona senator flamed out in that last, desperate, pre-election Letterman appearance. His well rehearsed “I screwed up” fell flatter than those watermelons they used to toss off the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre. A stirred up Letterman went right after McCain on his late campaign distractions to try to discredit president elect Barack Obama, raising questions about the senator’s own associations with Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy.
Leno–and NBC, where McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, practically became part of the Not Ready For Prime Time troupe on Saturday Night Live this season–should provide much friendlier face time. Besides, it is Veteran’s Day, and saluting Vietnam P.O.W. McCain seems exactly right.
Letterman’s guest tonight? Don Rickles! Talk about adding insult to injury!!

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