During a commercial break between Olbermann's segments, the control room noticed video of McCain being miked up for an interview with Katie Couric for the CBS Evening News, and of course, Letterman ran with it. "He doesn't seem to be racing to the airport, does he?" Letterman asked as the live feed continued, later joking, "the road to the White House runs right through me."
Olbermann got in on the fun, too. "I think he dissed you," he said. "Or the other possibility is that [Couric] has all the money that's required to fix the economy. If that's the case, then I'm voting for him."
Earlier in the show, Letterman had praised McCain's heroism during the Vietnam War, saying "I have nothing but the highest regard for this man…we're in short supply of actual heroes like John McCain." We wonder how he feels about him how.