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Greta Van Susteren gets Sarah Palin, but Jay Leno gets John McCain

November 7, 2008 |  2:31 pm

Mccain While his former running mate has chosen to talk to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, Sen. John McCain has decided to grant his first post-election sit-down to NBC comedian Jay Leno.

The former Republican presidential candidate will appear on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day, the network announced this afternoon.

Perhaps it's not a coincidence that McCain chose Leno, whose late-night program goes head-to-head with the "Late Show with David Letterman." The CBS comedian, who relentlessly pounded the McCain-Palin ticket this fall after the GOP candidate stood him up, has continued the barbs since Tuesday's election.

"Obama is busy putting together his presidential cabinet," Letterman said during his monologue on Thursday's program. "Senator McCain is putting together his medicine cabinet: Maalox, Metamucil, Polident, on and on and on."

-- Matea Gold 

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