John McCain appeared on the David Letterman Show Thursday night in a light-hearted mood. He joked with the late night talk show host that he wasn’t going to talk about the “bleeping” campaign.
McCain praised Obama for his staff choices during the interview. He agreed with Letterman about the incredulous at Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
During the height of the economic crisis McCain cancelled an appearance on the show saying he was stopping his campaign to focus on his Senate positon in Washington. He then stopped by to see Katie Couric. For that Letterman mocked the former candiate. Three weeks after the incident McCain apologized to Letterman.
After he lost the election McCain appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Letterman asked Thursday night what the transition to a slower pace of life was like. The Associated Press quotes McCain’s answer.
“I don’t want to talk about the bleeping campaign,” McCain said with a smile. “Understand? If you think I’m going to go back to that bleeping situation, then bleep you.”
While McCain does not agree with Obama politically he does agree with his selections for his cabinet. On Clinton as Secretary of State McCain had this to say;
“She is extremely knowledgeable on the issues,” he said. “I think it’s a good team and I think it’s a very wise choice. And I would like to say that I think President-elect Obama has made a number of very wise choices which I think shows a centrist approach to government, which, obviously, the way America and the world is today, is necessary.”
McCain also told Letterman that “You know, you don’t get a lot of statues” referring to the statue at the site in Hanoi where he was taken prisoner in October, 26, 1967. On the statue he is called a famous air pirate.