Pastor Disaster: A political apocalypse for the Republican presidential candidate... Renouncing the endorsement of one influential evangelical preacher... who called Hitler a hunter sent by God against the Jews... and who today revoked his endorsement, right after John McCain's renouncement announcement. But, in our fifth story, McCain still not renouncing the endorsement of another influential evangelical preacher whose anti-Islamic hate speech has begun to stir anger in the Arab world. We start with Pastor John Hagee.
Net Worth vs Vet Worth: The choice today for Senator John McCain having been a very simple one: He could return to his day job on Capitol Hill in order to support the troops by supporting a G-Eye Bill that would that would guarantee full college scholarships for those who serve in the military for three years... or... he could travel to Silicon Valley to attend a 25-thousand dollar a couple luncheon to support his own campaign's bottom line. In our fourth story on the Countdown: Senator "I support the troops"... Today supporting himself instead of the troops. But still managing to play political opportunism with one of his opponents, who actually showed up for the vote.
ODDBALL: The worlds first videogame toilet and a flyin fish.
Slapped with a Subpoena: The dream of watching Karl Rove being frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs... long since over. But a new dream has been born tonight: What about a Turd Blossom perp-walk out the front door of Fixed News? In our third story on the Countdown: The House Judiciary Committee today issuing a subpoena...
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD: David Petraeus, Comcast Cable and Ollie North vie for tonight's top honors.
McSquirm: Newsweek had accepted "pro-Obama framing"... Countdown had been "too critical"... The New York Times had been... well, The New York Times. John McCain's campaign may still be in some dream-land in which its candidate gets only the kind of coverage he likes... We'll find out shortly, if somebody fires off a broadside against, or threatens to limit the access of... noted take-no-prisoners investigative reporter... Ellen DeGeneres. In our number one story on the Countdown... your standard "talk show host asks the soft questions" appearance morphed into a lie-detector test... when Ms. DeGeneres brought up what she termed 'the elephant in the room'.