Letterman, McCain Trade Comic Riffs

GOP hopeful shows up and gives as good as he gets with Dave
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2008 8:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – David Letterman had his routine McCain-is-old shtick interrupted today with comebacks from the Arizona senator himself, the New York Times notes. In the Late Show monologue that airs tonight, Letterman fired off comments such as, “He looks like the guy at the hardware store who makes the keys”—until McCain walked onstage. "Hi Letterman. You think that stuff’s pretty funny, don’t you?” he quipped.

McCain then launched his own series of jibes at the host. “You look like a guy whose laptop would be seized by the authorities,” he said. “You look like the guy who enjoys getting into a hot tub and watching his swim trunks inflate.” The DNC didn’t forget April Fool’s Day, either, producing a list of the “Top 10 Reasons to Elect John McCain” (sample: early bird specials at the White House).