David Letterman doesn't trust 'squirrely' John McCain

DavidlettermanDavid Letterman is not at all happy about John McCain's bailing on doing his late night talk show in order to rush back to Washington and save the economy.

At first, it didn't bother him. But after he found out that McCain did not rush back to D.C. but stayed in New York and did a few other TV talk shows, like Regis Philbin, Katie Couric, Conan O'Brian, well, that did it.

Her's what he said on last night about McCain.

To put it mildly, he doesn't trust "that big-headed kid."

Now here's this thing with John McCain...you know a couple of weeks ago, John McCain was supposed to be on the show. And at the last minute he calls me up –- and I've got a lot of respect...you get a call from a senator –- you get a call from a guy who is a bona fide war hero –- all of a sudden, you know, your lips start to vibrate.  So I said "Sure, whatever you want." And he says, "Look, Dave, the economy is about to crater." It's about to "crater," his word. "And I have to rush back to Washington to save the economy."

...So now it turns out, not only did he not rush back to Washington, he spent the night here in New York City. He went on Katie Couric... he was on Conan... he was on Regis... he was everywhere. So now, in an attempt to save his campaign, they're talking about coming back. You see what I'm saying? So we said, "Sure, we would love you to come back." And even on the phone, he said, "I'll bring... Sarah." But they're being squirrely. Politicians can be squirrely.  Because we have a date picked. We do this show every afternoon at 5:30. He wants to do the show at 5.  So one –- we have no guarantee he's going to show up, period. And we've kind of already rearranged our schedule on his behalf to save the economy, right? By getting that big-headed kid in here to talk about the politics. You know what I'm driving at?  I just don't know if we can trust him. And by the way, I don't need to remind you that the road to the White House runs right through here."

The full transcript is below the jump.

What do you think? Is David Letterman right? Or just a tad touchy? And did John McCain really "save the economy?"