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McCain Sells Himself on 'SNL'

(Weekend) Updated 12:37 a.m.
By Michael D. Shear
Sen. John McCain poked fun at himself at the start of "Saturday Night Live," pretending to offer an address to the nation on QVC, the home shopping channel. Later in the show, he discussed his strategy options on SNL's Weekend Update.

Trailing in the polls, the Republican senator from Arizona demonstrated a continuing sense of good humor three days before the election, traveling to New York City for yet another live appearance on the variety show.

Standing onstage next to Tina Fey, once again playing his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain said his struggling campaign could not afford the kind of infomercial Barack Obama ran on all the major networks.

Instead, Fey as Palin said, the pair wanted to talk to the nation while trying to "sell you stuff."

McCain offered a line of collectible plates honoring the 10 town hall meetings between himself and Obama, then showed 10 blank plates.

Fey offered Joe action figures -- Joe the Plumber, Joe Six Pack, and Joe Biden. "You pull this cord and he talks for 45 minutes," she said.

"It's great if you want to clear out a party," McCain joked.

"Or keep elk out of your yard," Fey said.

Fey introduced the Washington Outsider Jewelry Extravaganza, which McCain said featured "McCain Fine Gold." He then walked over to where his wife, Cindy, was pretending to be Vanna White, gesturing to glittering gold necklaces.

Cindy McCain said nothing, but gestured at the jewelry and smiled.

"It commemorates the McCain Feingold Act and also looks good with evening wear," McCain deadpanned.

McCain then offered his John McCain pork knives (good for cutting earmarks).

At that moment, Fey turned to another camera and whispered: "I'm going rogue now, so keep your voices down" and showed a "Palin in 2012" T-shirt.

"I'm not going anywhere. And I'm certainly not going back to Alaska," she said. "I'm either running in four years or I'm going to be a white Oprah."

McCain also appeared on SNL's Weekend Update, adding a few more jokes to his last appearance before the election.

At Seth Meyers's urging, he listed several new strategies he might use to win the election:

1. "The Reverse Maverick," where he does whatever anyone tells him.

2. "The Double Maverick," where he goes "totally berserk and freaks everyone out, even the regular mavericks."

3. "The Sad Grandpa," where he says on TV, "C'mon, Obama's gonna have
plenty of chances to be president. It's my turn."

4. "The Charleston," where he only campaigns in Charleston, S.C., "totally locking it down."

5. "The Forest Gump," where he jogs across the entire country and eventually everything just works out.

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"Clinging to Guns and Religion"-
BHO in SFrancisco

Closing the deal-
(IBD/TIPP @2- Most Accurate in 2004
NBC/Mason Dixon- McCain leading NC/Ohio/Mo)

By Salena Zito
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, November 2, 2008

The narrative of this historic presidential election has come down to which candidate will close the deal and win the trust of Pennsylvania voters.

From the outside looking in, Pennsylvania has become a metaphor for all that is wrong with our country when it comes to race -- especially those of its Democrats who are soft on or wary of Barack Obama.

Yet on the inside, Pennsylvania is far from its broad-brush portrayal as racist. It is not the color of the candidate; it is the culture he represents.

Say what you will, Obama's "spread the wealth" tongue-slip hit home here.

Most Pennsylvania Democrats who live outside of Philadelphia are very Midwestern in their values and their votes.

If they lose their jobs, they go out and get two more to make up for the loss. They do not take handouts and they don't whine; they provide for themselves and their families.

Their voting patterns and other traditions passed along to their sons and daughter will help to decide this election.


"In an odd way, many liberals are tone-deaf about normal people, who worship God, country, sports and their communities and don't care all that much about politics," says former Villanova political scientist Bob Maranto.

Maranto says what's causing Pennsylvania voters to give Obama a second look goes beyond Obama's "share the wealth" notion: "They are suspicious of him and his Ivy League buddies who have never run anything in their lives (but) that now want to run the country."

He adds that "it is all in the arrogance."

Liberal Democrats often have a hard time in this state because they don't understand why voters in poor, rural areas don't "vote their pocketbooks." Frankly, these are not very materialistic people; if you live in Johnstown or in Elk County and you care that much about money, then you will leave for better opportunities in the big city.

People who stay behind don't care as much about money as they care about their families or communities.

To ambitious politicians such as Obama or running mate Joe Biden, that's just crazy; they can't imagine folks who care more about family or community than about getting ahead.

Much the same can be said for the Pittsburgh region, where many people live within a few miles of where they grew up.

Who will close the deal in Pennsylvania? The polls say Obama; the pundits, too.

Let's see what the voters say.

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

sonnychiba72 desperately spews:

"This is a real act of desperation: ...Blah, blah, blah."

The only act of desperation I detect are your posts.

So what happened? I thought you BFF the Lunatic Andrew Martin, was going to make an earth shattering, game changing revelation yesterday. It must have been for an invitation only audience. No doubt you were invited.

Posted by: wes1155 | November 2, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

sonnychiba72 desperately spews:

"This is a real act of desperation: ...Blah, blah, blah."

The only act of desperation I detect are your posts.

So what happened? I thought you BFF the Lunatic Andrew Martin, was going to make an earth shattering, game changing revelation yesterday. It must have been for an invitation only audience. No doubt you were invited.

Posted by: wes1155 | November 2, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

This is a real act of desperation:

I'm the Chief Financial Officer for Barack Obama's campaign. I track the donations coming in and the expenses going out.

I asked for the opportunity to write to you directly so that I could try to explain what's happening right now.

This weekend the McCain campaign said they would outspend us by $10 million in the final days. This is on top of recent news that, as of October 15th, our opponents had $20 million more in the bank than our campaign and the DNC combined.

We knew the McCain campaign was saving its resources for a last-minute blitz, and now we know just how much they'll pour into it.

No matter what, we need to match what our opponents are spending in the final stretch. We can't slow down between now and Election Day.

If you give today -- any amount -- you could be one of 5 first-time donors who will have a front row seat for the big Election Night event in Chicago with Barack.

Make a donation of $5 or more right now:

Marianne Markowitz, The Chief Financial Officer for Barack Obama's Campaign.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry but the reality is: if your are a very popular Democratic Party candidate for President in 2008, with such an unpopular sitting Republican President in office and your opponent is a very popular Maverick Republican, and you spend millions of dollars to blitzkreig the American people on 3 networks one week before the election and the polls only show a 6 point lead, then this is an act of desperation!

Barack Obama is desperate. Even ACORN cannort help him at this point.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry but if you're doing SNL the final weekend leading up to election day, still trying to make yourself "sellable" then it's such a desperate manuever of monumental proportions...so long old man.

Posted by: iamasofaking | November 2, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

JakeD, you are exactly right! Obama Nation likes to talk about Keating 5 but McCain was cleared of any legal charges years ago. Obama has many law suits and investigations against him right now, at this very moment, and some of the law suits will not be heard until after the election, such as the controversy about Obama's birth certificate in Hawaii. All the documents in Kenya will not be released until after November 4th.

Since ACORN is involved in voter registration fraud, it has already been discovered in the early voting, that many voter's Social Security Numbers and Drivers License Numbers do not match their voter registration information. Many of their State residency and addresses do not match, either. These are common ACORN things that they have done for years with some of their workers being convicted in the past. Obama still gave ACORN more than $800,000 in donations this past year.

John McCain is NOT Al Gore and Senator McCain already knows about all the attempts to torpedo his Election Victory.

The US Military and their family members abroad already know about attempts to keep us from voting via absentee ballot, too. Many did not receive their absentee ballots at their bases, so voting must be done by FAX in the 11th hour. This has only made the Third Movement even stronger. We can see this scenario with our eyes closed.

Obama's spider web is far reaching with every attempt to stop the voice of the American People. He can try to buy and steal the election all he wants but it will never happen. More and more people are onto his tactics right before the election.

Since Bush is so unpopular, McCain is Republican and since Obama claims to be so popular, if all this were true, Obama would have a 20 PLUS point lead in the polls but he doesn't have that lead. Even his 6 point lead is just a ploy by the media to try and sway this election.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

LABC:

It is not a "threat" to predict the outcome of an election, anymore than it is a "threat" to bet on a horse at Del Mar. Don't worry, we will find out who wins on Tuesday. As I have stated, repeatedly, I believe that will be McCain-Palin. Well just have to agree to disagree on that.

Wexler:

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

hradvocate:

I hope McCain does NOT make a concession speech and keeps ALL his legal options open.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

He did great...nice job John.

Posted by: blevins20061 | November 2, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

What I thought was far funnier than the SNL was the crank phone call to Sarah Palin by the Master Avengers.

Just in case you haven't seen it yet, it is a must see. Here is a link to the story

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2008/11/sarah_palin_pranked_by_sarkozy.html?hpid=topnews

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 2, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I will watch the SNL video later on, but I woke up this morning to listen to the Sarah Palin prack by Canadian radio DJs, and how she feels about animal protection:

Please double click on the English language video:

Sarah Palin et Sarkozy ...

http://www.lemonde.fr/elections-americaines/article/2008/11/02/sarah-palin-piegee-par-un-faux-sarkozy_1113750_829254.html

My blog is: http://maruangarita.blogspot.com/

Posted by: MaruAngarita | November 2, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Words from kristina4, another one of Obama's many foreign supporters.

In 2008, this is not just an American Election, it is an election with people from Palestine, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Indonesia and Venezuela taking part in it. Some are outsourcing for Obama, some are illegally donating money to Obama and some are actually registered to vote under the names of deceased Americans, who will vote/or have already voted for Obama via absentee ballot from abroad.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

He was very funny. It's too bad (for him) that this John McCain died years ago and has been replaced by a bitter, divisive d-bag. The John McCain who has been running for president has been a total kristina4.

Posted by: simpleton1 | November 2, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

This is the fun-loving John McCain who ran for the Presidency in 2000. He really did capture, in the second clip, what has happened ... he let others manage him to the point where he became totally disingenuous over the course of the campaign. While he has lost the Presidency as a result of letting himself be captured by these unfortunate handlers (who should be thrown out of the Republican Party, by the way), hopefully in the next couple of days and in his concession speech he will redeem himself from the egregious actions that his campaign has taken and not totally discredit the many contributions he has made to our country in a dedicated career of service to us all.

Posted by: hradvocate | November 2, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse


BigMac's most funny piece is when he adresses the fundies, in every rally, starts thumping his chest and howling:
" I have done sacrifices for my country, and I HAVE THE SCARS TO PROVE IT.

When he introduces Joe The Plumber, my wife has to call the Dr, as I'm on my a$$ laughing, and jerking like a holy roller.

Keep it up Mac, You Da One. Doggone it!

Posted by: bekabo | November 2, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

McCain needs a laugh because Obama will govern from the center. ..............


http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/11/01/obama-will-govern-from-the-center/

Posted by: glclark4750 | November 2, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

you americans are so dumb! you chose your president based on how funny they are. no wonder you are going down.
sure europe is not perfect but i work 40 hours a week, have a health care and education payed. and live in a nice house in belgium.
my sister who moved to the US works 90 hours a week and has to pay tons for her kids education and their insurance and also lives in a nice house.
so i work half as much and still have everything my sister has-and nicer cars :)
americans make a lot of money for the government because they work hard but you spend all the money on the wars and stuff OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY. so for example you roads suck! with how much money you make and already give to the government you should demand a lot more from your governement. and that is why obama would be a better choice since he seems to want to spend the tax money on improving your own country and is less likely to start more wars. i read an interesting fact that with the money spent in iraq you could have payed tutition for every kid in college now!! and lets not forget all the people that were lost in Iraq!!! For what? Iraqis dont even appreciate you.
dont be stupid-vote obama

Posted by: kristina4 | November 2, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

McCain is pathetic when he's pandering. It's very un-mavericky to pander, because it makes you look like you're trying to get consensus, not be an independent-minded outsider.

I might have, just for a moment, felt a little sympathy for McCain last night. But then the reality of the last 8 years slapped me back to the present. Our nation has never been in worse shape economically, socially, militarily, and in every other way I can think of, in my lifetime. Ask yourself, are you better off now than you EVER were?

I put some of this on the Democrat party's plate, but the lion's share of blame belongs to the GOP. There is no debate on that point. The decline in the US started with Reagan, who will go down in history as the second worse president after George W. Bush.

And this is nothing to joke about on SNL.

If by some fluke McPalin should steal this election away from Americans the way Bush did, I'm outta here. We should have gone in 2000, we'd be in much better shape than we are now. No sense in waiting any longer.

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | November 2, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorsed Senator Obama:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08307/924402-192.stm

"It's time to take the Republican Party at its word: Let's put country first. Tuesday's election comes as a day of reckoning on what the party has delivered for the past eight years.

The urgent need for change that all Americans crave can be traced to one man: George W. Bush. The measure of his presidency's failure is that he dare not show his face on the campaign trail.

Republican standard bearers Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have had no choice. They had to run as "mavericks" to distance themselves from the grim record of debilitating wars abroad, economic crisis, bailouts and soaring deficits at home and everywhere the abuse of power and squandering of America's moral prestige.

While mostly an enabler of the Bush worldview, Mr. McCain has been a sometime maverick in the past. That happy warrior, however, was missing in this campaign. Laboring under the long shadow of the White House record, his campaign has gone further into the shadows, reduced to peddling fear and guilt by association. The ticket has not put country first, but lust for power.

The campaign of Barack Obama has been like day and night compared to this torrent of smears. Sen. Obama has counter-punched, but he has kept his dignity and focus. His eloquent grace and his commitment to speak directly to issues that matter to Americans -- ending the war in Iraq, bringing tax relief to the middle class -- have stamped him as presidential in both judgment and temperament.

His very presence on the campaign trail has refuted all the desperate slanders about him. He is what you thought he was: A decent, reasonable and intelligent American who is the only hope to bring real change. The Post-Gazette urges its readers to put their country first and vote for the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden."

Posted by: bamccampbell | November 2, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

WE WERE ALL INFURIATED BY THE BAILOUT.

WE PROMISED OURSELVES WE WOULD VOTE OUT THOSE WHO VOTED FOR THE BAILOUT.

HAVE YOU ALREADY FORGOT YOUR ANGER?

GO TO THIS LINK TO REMEMBER WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BAILOUT. VOTE FOR THEM AND KICK OUT THE REST.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll674.xml


IF YOU DON'T DO IT, THERE'S NO REASON FOR THESE POLITICIANS TO FEAR YOU OR RESPECT YOU.

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT.

Posted by: coqui44 | November 2, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

While McCain does Originals, O'Bomba just keeps up his Routine stolen from "Conan the Barbarian".

Namely his James Earl Jones impersonation of Thulsa Doom-The Snake(Oil Salesman) Cult Leader!

Can't believe soooooo many people suck up to that Act! :-(

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 2, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Dear zjr78xva
you belong to that kind of Americans the world is afraid of. You are ignorant, narrow minded af have no idea what you talk about. Pres. Bush and his friends are the true threat to the security of the United States. If you can't see that I feel sorry for you, as I feel about the others that think like you do. I bet you believe in Santa Claus and little pink ponies and share the same ideas as the hockey mom from this cold state up there. It is time for a drastic change. I have traveled the world for more than 30 years. We don't need another Bush who lies to his country with every word he speaks. We don't need a VP who is as intelligent as a moose (I apologize to the moose for that) and we don't need a person who should sit on his terrace to recover from his stroke. VOTE FOR OBAMA. Don't listen to this ignorant Bill O'Reilly who twists the truth and lies like Bush. Listen to the people and to the international community. Obama is the only choice. Not for everyone OK, but the only one you can vote for.

Posted by: DrSandroRottman | November 2, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

McCain looked really old and uptight, underneath. Having a second-rate backup in a McCain Whitehouse would be very frightening in these times of domestic and international crisis.

Posted by: aeaustin | November 2, 2008 8:12 AM | Report abuse

In his very brief career, Obama has been rated the number one ideologue in the Senate. Obama's extremist policies and appointments would undermine the family, human dignity, freedom of conscience and religious expression, and free enterprise. And if that's not enough, Prof. Obama is a naive and foolish academic whose on the job training would endanger the whole world.

There is only one great man on the ballot, and only one qualified candidate: Sen. John S. McCain.

Posted by: zjr78xva | November 2, 2008 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Which is more funny, McCain on SNL or McCain forgetting who to insult:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omykhsrJ_5g

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 2, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Is Barack Obama a snake-oil salesman?

First he states that he will raise the taxes on those earning over $250,000. and he then drops the amount down to $200,000.

Joe Biden then chimes in and states they will tax only those earning over $150,000. and that paying taxes is patriotic.

Governor Bill Richardson then states that Obama will only raise taxes on those making more than $120,000.

I wish that they could their act together and I do hope the media tries to pin them down!

Posted by: mwhoke | November 2, 2008 7:34 AM | Report abuse

Here's another funny bit hat didn't make it past dress rehersal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxCQpPCTjj8

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 2, 2008 7:04 AM | Report abuse

I have one question for McCainiacs:

Where's Whitey?

++

ILLEGAL AUNT IS HIDING IT IN HER ILLEGALLY OBTAINED PROJECT APARTMENT.

LOL

OBAMA/WALL STREET '08

Posted by: coqui44 | November 2, 2008 6:55 AM | Report abuse

The McCain Feingold bit was funny but you know if McCain was running against Feingold he'd be distorting Feingold's record, calling him names, and running a dishonorable campaign just to get elected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5mdIPNB8t8

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 2, 2008 6:53 AM | Report abuse

read parade:
http://www.parade.com/news/intelligence-report/archive/how-much-would-you-pay-taxes.html to see how mccain lied.

re redistribution,
he war enriched military industrialists and big oil--the right-- and will cost a trillion, or 3333 per person, 6666 per person in the labor force (150 million in the us)--how much of that going to military industrialists--the 700 billion wall street bailout is already going to shareholders and execs and vacations, was supposed to be used to keep the housing market going, will cost 5000 per working person. your 700 billion is going to execs and vacation pay.

gas is cheap this week! enjoy your $20 savings!
mccain is part of that corrupt reallocation and deception.

ps ya owe it to yourself to watch the enron film and read the first three paragraphs of this story

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103004380.html

Posted by: e9999999 | November 2, 2008 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Obamamaniacs take it easy. Give McCain credit when it is due. Do not worry, you will be able to go to your dreams about Democrat takeover of the USA on Wednesday hoping for 2012. Thank Tina Fey for making Gov. Palin famous.

Posted by: Wiel | November 2, 2008 6:29 AM | Report abuse

I have one question for McCainiacs:

Where's Whitey?

Posted by: seemstome | November 2, 2008 6:27 AM | Report abuse


While I have to hand it to John and Cindy McCain for being good sports, their appearance on SNL only served to make a mockery of their entire campaign.

The real impression.

Sad Gandpa did manage to reveal his better calling as the
straight man in a comedy routine on Vaudeville.

If The American people were foolish enough to elect
John McCain as their president, we would be the laughing stock of the world.


Posted by: Ogredaddy | November 2, 2008 6:21 AM | Report abuse

McCain was joking about strategy but he has already tried all of these and more.

1. He did the reverse maverick when ever he had his picture taken with Bush.(or hugged him)

2. He did the double maverick when the financial crisis hit.(and on the Letterman show)

5. He has been doing the Forrest Gump trying to stay up with Obama campaigning in every state except Hawaii.

4. He has been doing the "Pennsylvania Polka" desperately in his only shot to keep his chances alive.

3. He is on SNL to sell the Sad Grandpa
to the country but on Tuesday the voters are going to send him back to the Senate retirement home.

Posted by: seemstome | November 2, 2008 6:15 AM | Report abuse

JPRS, thanks for the great posts and smackdowns. Only problem with your list is that it's TOO SHORT.

Republican criminal, unethical, and perverted sexual behaviors would likely fill two pages, single-spaced.

Hope you don't mind if I do a JANESCHE on your list and post it everywhere.

Posted by: bracken1 | November 2, 2008 6:03 AM | Report abuse

NEWS ABOUT THE CAPTAIN OF THE TITANIC

Pollster John Zogby: "Obama has consolidated his lead over McCain. His single day lead today was back to 52%-42%. He leads by 10 among independents and has solidified his base. He leads among Hispanics by38 points, African Americans by 88, 18-24 year olds by 36, 18-29 year olds by 25, 25-34 year olds by 16, women by 8, and men by 3. He has a 17 point lead among those who have already voted, 22 by those who have registered to vote in the past 6 months, Moderates by 34, Catholics by 10. He even receives 21% support among Conservatives.

"So what happened to give McCain a one-point lead in the one-day polling on Friday? It was a day of consolidation for him, too. He had been losing support among key groups and began to regain some of his own base. He now leads by 21 points among NASCAR fans, 9 among investors, 6 among voters in armed forces households, and 2 among voters over 65 years old.

"Remember, as I said yesterday, one day does not make a trend. This is a three-day rolling average and no changes have been tectonic. A special note to blogger friends: calm it down. Lay off the cable television noise and look at your baseball cards in your spare time. It is better for your (and everyone else's) health."

Posted by: seemstome | November 2, 2008 5:55 AM | Report abuse

Mccain wasn't that fuuny on SNL, he displayed more Comedy on the campaign trail as he was offering his Platform.
He was hilarious when he announced his VP choice. And he was outrageous every time he mentioned that he was a Maverick and had been Tested. He belongs more at the 'Improv' than at the White House. Facing our Country's challenges in the next few years needs someone of Strength and Determination, Mccain fails both!

Posted by: sumo1 | November 2, 2008 5:51 AM | Report abuse


Funny stuff on You Tube. Go there, a Canadian guy impersonating the French President has a 6 minute hilarious conversation with sarah, who gobbled everything, hook and sink.

Absolutely devastating! Far more hilarious than McPain on SNL.

The guy's name is Richard Hétu.

Posted by: bekabo | November 2, 2008 5:40 AM | Report abuse

The opening skit was very clever. SNL should make him a regular...

Obama-Biden 'o8!! Go vote! Make history!!

Posted by: chicagosuz | November 2, 2008 5:10 AM | Report abuse


Anti-Obama ad featuring Rev. Wright was run Saturday night during 10 p.m. SNL in southeastern Virginia (Norfolk/Virginia Beach market) by 527 called The National Republican Trust (goptrust dot com). Scott Wheeler and Peter Leitner are listed as staff.

From the website:
"The NRT is committed to continuing the legacy of Ronald Reagan. As such, the NRT PAC promotes a political vision that includes several core ideas:"

among them:

"The American civilization finds its foundation in strong moral and family values."

Funny, does that include infidelity, divorce, unwed pregnancy, wide stances, instant messaging underage pages, graft and corruption, spying on U.S. citizens, outing undercover agents, lying to start war, torture, etc.?

Posted by: tperry1 | November 2, 2008 5:07 AM | Report abuse

sonnychiba72,

In reference to your other charges, the only publications that you'll find them printed in are on the internet -- and right-wing rags like the Moonies Washington Times.

On the other hand, the GOP corruption charges are real. The level of corruption that has taken place under this administration -- with a complicit GOP congress -- has no parallel in U.S. history. It makes the Tea Pot Dome scandal and the numerous scandals under Ulysses Grant look like small peanuts.

Keep in mind -- these problems also occurred AFTER the GOP killed the independent prosecutor law that was in place during the Clinton years.

McCain himself ended up sitting on 95 percent of the documents connected to the Abramoff scandal (McCain oversaw the Indian Affairs committee, which dealt with the initial stages of the investigation).

It also stands that McCain and Palin are the only presidential and VP pairing to both have been reprimanded for unethical behavior while in office. It's amazing that McCain was even given the presidential nod this year. Keating S&L alone should have killed his political career. That one scandal and the large S&L crisis ended up cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.

Posted by: JPRS | November 2, 2008 4:42 AM | Report abuse

sonnychiba72,

What about those "lobster dinners at the Waldorf"?

It turns out -- like a number of charges lobbed by the far-right -- that on close inspection the charges were completely fabricated.

As far as the use of campaign money, Obama wouldn't be in the position he's in if he'd squandered his resources.

The same question about money could be asked about Cindy McCain's vast fortune. The McCain's already own 7 houses, that money could have bought up plenty of other foreclosed properties.

McCain '08: "I buy houses" might even have been a winning slogan.

Posted by: JPRS | November 2, 2008 4:30 AM | Report abuse

Wow, it's amazing how many of these comments have nothing whatsoever to say about McCain's appearance on Saturday Night Live - the topic of the article!

Having said that, I think that McCain did a great job of composing his epitaph with his line about doing the Reverse Maverick. ("I do whatever Phil Gramm and Steve Schmidt and Rick Davis tell me!")

Posted by: HughBriss | November 2, 2008 4:24 AM | Report abuse

Since when has Obama had any experience in economics? He spent more than $5 million for the stadium, lights, lights show and props on his one night affair at the Democratic National Convention. He just dropped untold $millions$ for his personal TV commercials.

The money he wasted to promote himself would have paid off many mortgages in America! It would have saved the tax payers a lot of money. Do any of you really think that Michelle Obama buys her clothes at Crews? What about those $500 lobster dinners?

Obama made more than $7 million on his books sales, which were co-written by Bill Ayers. I don't know what % he got but Obama still cleared millions.

Obama's grandmother has lived in the same apartment for 40 years. Obama's aunt, who is an illegal alien by the way, has lived in a Boston Housing Project the past 4 years and Obama's brother, George, lives in a shanty in Kenya, making less than $1 per week! Do you really think Barack Obama cares for the American people when he does not even care for his own family members?

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 4:08 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA'S 'NATIONAL CIVILIAN SECURITY FORCE' CALL:
IT MAY COST HIM THIS SUPPORTER'S VOTE

http://my.nowpublic.com/world/obamas-national-civilian-security-force-call-scary-11th-hour-revelation

OR http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 2, 2008 3:50 AM | Report abuse


McCain has proved talented on SNL.

A lot of fun. This guy has
zero experience in economy, by his own admission, and politics in general: his V.P. pick is there to prove it.

But, my God! Real experienced clown on TV shows.

He should keep to this line of trade, and forget the White House.

I'd rather have him making us laugh, than crying over our future dead in more neocon wars, blood and destruction.

Posted by: bekabo | November 2, 2008 3:42 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a total idiot if the republicans would have nominated almost anyone else I might have voted for them.

It's not like I am voting for Obama it is more like I get to vote against McCain twice ... and I Love IT !!!!!!

Posted by: cautious | November 2, 2008 3:31 AM | Report abuse

JPRS, none of those people you mentioned are outsourcing McCain-Palin. I could give a long list of Democrats, too, who have violated the trust of the PEOPLE. Does the Mayor of Detroit ring a bell? He is a 2008 supporter of Obama. Does the lady Democratic State Senator we saw this past week on video stuffing money in her bra ring a bell? Bill Clinton was one of the few Presidents ever having impeachment charges brought against him and he was a Democrat. So, lets cut to the chase.

Barry Soetoro/Barack Obama is under investigation this very moment for falsifying his birth certificate information, he is under investigation for taking donations from foreign nationals, he is under investigation for hiring campaign staff outside the USA to outsource his campaign, he is under invstigation for his connection with his Aunt, who contributed to his campaign and who is an illegal alien living right here in the USA, he is under investigation for voter fraud in his LONG connection with ACORN, he is under investigation for his connection with known International terrorist supporters such as Rashid Khalid and Dr Khalid al Mansour and he is under investigation for filing eroneous information on an application to qualify him as a Presidential candidate. I will add one more. In Hawaii, there is an inquiry about geriatric abuse, such as forcibly secluding his grandmother in her apartment. This info should soon hit the news. People are concerned about her.

There you have it. All facts and not a conspiracy. All can be found on the Internet but you won't find it in your local newspapers. Why? We need to ask Why?

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 3:20 AM | Report abuse

sonnychiba72,

Speaking of prison outsourcing how about the performance from the so-called party of the Religious Right.

In just 3 short years the GOP has contributed to the U.S. prison system:

1. Randy Duke Cunningham. (biggest bribery scandal in U.S. history)
2. Jack Abramoff. (GOP moneyman)
3. Bob Ney. (former #2 in the House)
4. Tony Rudy. (former DeLay staffer)
5. Kyle "Dusty" Foggo (former #3 at CIA)
6. Neil Volz (former GOP House staffer)
7. William Heaton (former GOP House staffer)
8. Steven Grilles (#2 at the Dept. of Interior)
9. Italia Federici (#3 at Dept. of Interior)
10. Jared Carpenter (Council of Republican Environmental Advocacy)
11. Michael Scanlon (former DeLay staffer)
12. Lewis "Scooter" Libby (Cheney staffer)
13. Soon to be sentenced: Sen. Stevens
14. Allen Raymond (NH GOP 2002 phone jamming scandal)
15. Charles McGee (New Hampshire GOP director 2002)
16. Larry Craig (misdemeanor charges).

Still pending:
--Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi
--Soon to be former House Rep. Doolittle (Abramoff)
--James Toobin (former Bush-Cheney New England chair in connection with false statements in reference to New Hampshire phone jamming scandal)

Plus there are a few guys in the House and inside the White House who may face prosecution for criminal wrongdoing in connection with the U.S. attorney's scandal. Not clear what the status is in connection with Abramoff's other clients -- a lot of Republicans probably dodged the bullet thanks to help from the White House in slow walking the case.

Petty street criminals are nothing compared to those violate the public trust and then run rough-shod over the Constitution and their sworn obligations to protect the public interest.

As a kind of coup de grace, we also have the first presidential-VP ticket in history where BOTH members of the ticket have been reprimanded in their capacity as public officials for serious ethical wrongdoing. (McCain got off easy too, Palin still has two cases pending, which is even more astounding in light of McCain's selection of her).

Posted by: JPRS | November 2, 2008 2:52 AM | Report abuse

LABC, if you think that threat is real, it is your duty to report it. You can also report me, too. Obama will never be sworn in as President of the USA. Not in this election and not in any other Presidential election. People will not vote him in office for President. Democrats will not nominate him again in 2012, either. Hillary Clinton will be nominated!

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 2:43 AM | Report abuse

McCain received boos for a long time when appearing on Weekend Update - and given the tenor of his campaign, it was justified. Even so, his appearance did much to humanize him, though he sounded like one who was conceding defeat. Hopefully, this means that he'll come to the table after Obama is elected president. I think we can do much to heal the divide in our country - and Senator McCain could help a lot there.

Posted by: Flotsam | November 2, 2008 2:31 AM | Report abuse


mccain; "i'm john mccain, and i approve this message."

reporter; "what message?"

mccain; "what?"

reporter; "what message is that?"

mccain; "what do you mean?"

reporter; "you haven't told us the message yet..."

mccain; "yea i did."

reporter; "what was it?"

mccain; "uh.. it was.. uh.. cindy? CINDY?"

cindy; "yes dear?"

mccain; "this reporter wants to know what my message was.. tell him."

cindy; "you tell him."

reporter; "yea, tell us.."

mccain; "i don't think i have a message..."

cindy; "then why did you say you approved it?"

reporter; "yea, why'd you say you approved this message when you didn't have one?"

mccain; "stop that!"

reporter; "stop what?"

mccain; "you're harassing me."

reporter; "no we're not.. we just wanted to hear your message.. that's all.."

mccain; "i don't have one. okay? is that what you want to hear? that i'm a senile old fart and i don't have a message?"

reporter; "well.. yea. that'll make a great story. did you get that bob?"

bob; "not quite all of it.. senator.. could you repeat that please?"

mccain; "sure. i'm a senile old fart, and i don't have a message."

reporter: "did you get it now, bob?"

bob; "every word."

cindy; "this is actually nothing new.. i've known this for years..."

reporter; "can we quote you senator?"

mccain; "why not.. the moose lady's ditched me and is out running on her own.. joe the unlicensed plumber thinks he's a rock star now and doesn't even show up at my rallys... my dog growls at me when i try to pet it... f* it."

reporter; "sorry to hear that senator, but thanks anyway for the scoop! you're the best! good luck selling shoes..."

mccain; "what?"

reporter; "cindy told us you'll probably be selling shoes come nov 5th...."

mccain; "she did, huh?"

reporter; "uh oh. well.. we better go..."

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 2, 2008 2:29 AM | Report abuse

Leftwithnochoice:

Homo or not, Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD |
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Are you making a threat against a President elect should Obama win this election? Are you that desperate and pathetic a coward? You post that comment one more time on this board and I will report you to the federal authorities. Enough is enough.

Posted by: LABC | November 2, 2008 2:23 AM | Report abuse

leftwithnochoice is an official Obama blogger. Obama is not only helping with jobs in Palestine by outsourcing his campaign, he is also helping prison rehab by outsourcing his campaign material there too. Meet Joe the Gangsta.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 2:16 AM | Report abuse

Leftwithnochoice:

Homo or not, Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 2:14 AM | Report abuse

McCain should be a senator from Florida. Our state bird is the mocking bird. It would also give me another opportunity to vote against him.

My barber has the same perspective on government as Ms Palin and seems to be about as knowledgeable as her. When she runs in 2012 maybe she can chose him as her VP candidate. He'll have to have his cataracts repaired, though. Otherwise it will be the blind leading the blind.

Posted by: Gator-ron | November 2, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

Of course, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review endorsed McCain. That's the same paper owned by GOP sugar-daddy and trust fund geezer Richard Mellon Scaife (e.g. the one who spent millions of dollars trying to dig up dirt on Clinton).

Just don't bring up the subject of prostitutes around the guy, it tends to make him very, very angry.

Of course, the Christian right has no problem getting in bed with a guy like Scaife. That is what's left of the GOP.

Posted by: JPRS | November 2, 2008 2:02 AM | Report abuse

McCain Endorsed by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 11/2/08


(Do you think Obama will get angry again and throw their reporter off the plane too?)


"Welcome to the 2008 presidential race. This nation's liberal elite and its predominantly liberal media have anointed as the next president Democrat Barack Obama, 47, the junior senator of Illinois.

The liberal tutorial is that Sen. Obama is a visionary, a man of hope, if not the political equivalent of the Second Coming. And a plurality of the student body appears to accept this at face value. But Obama has sparse political experience, no executive experience, no leadership experience, really, and woefully little experience at much of anything.

That is, other than rationalizing quite leftist and collectivist views that include everything from the worst of command economics -- sure to turn recession into depression -- to perverting the U.S. Constitution by making it and the Supreme Court some kind of rule-of-law relative social re-engineering tool.

Talk about manifest danger.

The only truly experienced leader in this race -- the gentleman whose resume actually is worthy of the phrase -- is John McCain, 72, war hero, former congressman and longtime U.S. senator of Arizona.

John McCain is fiercely independent. And he makes no apologies for the principles he holds dear, even if they be at odds with the traditional party base. But he has never wavered in his core belief of what Republicanism (with a capital "R") and republicanism (with a lower-case "r") are all about:

Small government. Fiscal discipline. Low taxes. A strong defense. And a judiciary that does not legislate from the bench.

Compared with Barack Obama's long and dangerous statist laundry list of the ever more expansive role government should play in our lives, John McCain sums it up quite succinctly, quite effectively and quite nicely, thank you.

Indeed, we have differences that are more than quibbles with some of Sen. McCain's positions. We stridently disagree with his campaign finance and immigration "reform" efforts. And we've told him so face to face.

But it being, as once was written, a golden rule that one should never judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them, it would be imprudent of us to allow our respectful differences to preclude our support.

Thus, we again today wholeheartedly endorse John McCain for president of the United States. For it really is time to stand up and fight."

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Washington Post readers can take a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review endorsement with a grain of salt.

Washington Times:Washington Post::Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Guess who the Post-Gazette endorsed.

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | November 2, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

thecannula,

Sen. McCain keeps casting aspersions on Barack Obama's patriotism. He seems to glean his expertise on what is in Obama's heart by statements Obama makes. I can't seem to draw those same conclusions from the Democrat's remarks. Is that something he developed while as a POW or was that something he learned when he was in psychotherapy?

Posted by: Gator-ron | November 2, 2008 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Jake D is a homo

Posted by: LeftwithNochoice | November 2, 2008 1:54 AM | Report abuse

They actually made fun of Olbermann.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Well, at least McSame his his sense of humor left...

He's gonna need it.

Obama O F*cking 8, Baby!

yeah, that's right.... 2 days, Beatch!

Posted by: LeftwithNochoice | November 2, 2008 1:53 AM | Report abuse

More Funny things about Obama

1. I did not realize the state of the economy when I spent more than $5 million for the stadium, lights, light show, and props on my my BIG night at the Democratic National Convention. It also slipped my mind when I spent all those other $millions$ last week on my infomercials.

2. I told Michelle to tell everyone she shops for her clothes at Crews.

3. I told Michelle not to mention the $500 lobster dinners.

4. Even though my wife and children never visit my grandmother in Hawaii and although I only spent one hour with her last August during our family vacation, she is the pillar of my family.

5. I am helping the Palestinians with jobs since no one has suffered like they have. This is why I am outsourcing my campaign to Palestine.

6. It is no one's business what is on my original birth certificate. There are things on there that may embarrass me.

7. So what if Bill Ayers helped me write my two books. He is a good writer and he used to be one hell of a weatherman I've been told.

8. Yes, I did have Indonesian citizenship once. Yes, I did list "Muslim" on the application for citizenship because it was the only way to get the Indonesian passport and visit Pakistan. It was only a head fake because I am really a Christian.

9. Frank Marshall Davis was a member of Communist Party USA but many African Americans joined the Party back in the day, in protest of the racism in America.

10. I've been a Chicago White Sox fan all my life, except when I did not live in America and back then, I was a soccer fan. Indonesia has one helluva team, by the way.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 2, 2008 1:50 AM | Report abuse

There were no "boos" on West coast feed.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Intro skit was funny, well, only parts featuring Cindy McCain and Tina Fey going rogue. The rest was pretty lame. And the boos did not help for sure!

Posted by: sljeme | November 2, 2008 1:38 AM | Report abuse

BANANA REPUBLICANS?

In 1973, the ailing, aging strongman Juan Peron returned to Buenos Aires from exile, and assumed the presidency of a country convulsed with political, social and economic problems.

Peron, who had just has is rank of general returned to him, picked as his vice president his third wife, Isabel Peron, a former cabaret dancer who surrounded herself with fringe types from the ultra-right.

A year later, Juan Peron died.

"Isabelita" Peron--glitzy and calculating, but unprepared, unprincipled and unschooled in matters of state--took over the presidency.

Within two years, the nation that prided itself on being the most developed in Latin America had sunk into a horrific state that would have been unimaginable just a few years earlier.

McCain-Palin '08?

I think not.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | November 2, 2008 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Intro skit was funny, well, only parts featuring Cindy McCain and Tna Fey going rogue. The rest was pretty lame. And the boos did not help!

Posted by: sljeme | November 2, 2008 1:37 AM | Report abuse

5 Greatest Jokes of 2007-8:

1. I could no more disavow Rev Wright than I could an Uncle: I never in 20 years heard him say anything controversial

2. Allowing Mrs Rezko to buy me a sideyard was a Bonehead Move

3. Bill Ayres was a guy in my neighborhood:our kids knew each
other: I didn't know about the Weatherman

4. Khalidi was a guy in my neighborhood: I didn't about know his PLO background

5. I didn't know my Aunt was in America

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 1:35 AM | Report abuse

I don't think jgarrson watched the same show I did. I thought McCain did great, so great, in fact, he couldn't have done better. He was funny, self-deprecating, and REAL. Three things Obama is not. That last item underpins all of the reasons why this lifelong Dem and Hillary supporter will go red this time, and vote for McCain. Obama is phony, contrived, and continually engaged in revisionist history. He has never done anything but run for office, and his campaign has been fueled by an online donation machine rigged to fleece the system.

I hope the American people wake up. But they have proven their stupidity with two consecutive Bush terms (don't blame me--I voted Gore and Kerry). I fear they are about to pick another disaster.

Posted by: ChicagoforHillary | November 2, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

The skit was truly funny, the best part of the show tonight. SNL should keep asking him and PALIN back--after they win the election!!!

Posted by: maria15 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

McCain's opening skit was just odd tonight. Given, he is quite funny and likeable. But why would he ever do a skit with Fey and the 'rogue Palin'? It is like he is agreeing that Palin is a joke.

I decided long ago that I am voting Obama, so no chance of swaying me with this appearance but I wonder if he hurt his chances with the undecideds or if it worked. Just seemed like poor judgement to do this one - kinda like the poor judgement of choosing Palin as running mate.

Can't wait until this election is over.

Posted by: mommaj | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

The skit was truly funny, the best part of the show tonight. SNL should keep asking him and PALIN back--after they win the election!!!

Posted by: maria15 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

The skit was truly funny, the best part of the show tonight. SNL should keep asking him and PALIN back--after they win the election!!!

Posted by: maria15 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

The skit was truly funny, the best part of the show tonight. SNL should keep asking him and PALIN back--after they win the election!!!

Posted by: maria15 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

The skit was truly funny, the best part of the show tonight. SNL should keep asking him and PALIN back--after they win the election!!!

Posted by: maria15 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

The skit was truly funny, the best part of the show tonight. SNL should keep asking him and PALIN back--after they win the election!!!

Posted by: maria15 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

The skit was truly funny, the best part of the show tonight. SNL should keep asking him and PALIN back--after they win the election!!!

Posted by: maria15 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

John McCain can be so funny! It's too bad he ran such a low-road campaign.

Posted by: Peter20 | November 2, 2008 1:28 AM | Report abuse

BANANA REPUBLICANS?

In 1973, the ailing, aging strongman Juan Peron returned to Buenos Aires from exile, and assumed the presidency of a country convulsed with political, social and economic problems.

Peron, recently restored to the rank of general, picked as his vice president his third wife, Isabel Peron, a former cabaret dancer who surrounded herself with fringe types from the ultra-right.

A year later, Juan Peron died.

"Isabelita" Peron--glitzy and calculating, but unprepared, unprincipled and unschooled in matters of state--took over the presidency.

Within two years, the nation that prided itself on being the most developed in Latin America had sunk into a nightmarish state that would have been unimaginable just a few years earlier.

McCain-Palin '08?

I think not.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | November 2, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

McCain received boos for a long time when appearing on Weekend Update - and given the tenor of his campaign, it was justified. Even so, his appearance did much to humanize him, though he sounded like one who was conceding defeat. Hopefully, this means that he'll come to the table after Obama is elected president. I think we can do much to heal the divide in our country - and Senator McCain could help a lot there.

Posted by: Flotsam | November 2, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

I thought McCain showed some courage and good natured spunk showing up tonight, but I'm still not voting for him. We need a president who is smart this time.

Posted by: jbp1 | November 2, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

McCain received boos for a long time when appearing on Weekend Update - and given the tenor of his campaign, it was justified. Even so, his appearance did much to humanize him, though he sounded like one who was conceding defeat. Hopefully, this means that he'll come to the table after Obama is elected president. I think we can do much to heal the divide in our country - and Senator McCain could help a lot there.

Posted by: Flotsam | November 2, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

REEL HARDBALL ...

JUST FOR FUN ..

WHAT IF KEITH OLBERMANN INTERVIEWED JOHN MCCAIN? ...

Call it: “A FEW GOOD, ALMOST LUCID, MOMENTS”

(With apologies to Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise)

Script:

JOHN MCCAIN: You want answers?


KEITH OLBERMANN: I think I'm entitled to them.


JOHN MCCAIN: You want answers?


KEITH OLBERMANN: I want the truth!


JOHN MCCAIN: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has a certain, precious amount of wealthy people. And those wealthy people have the right to protect what they have, any way they can. If they don’t do it, who's gonna do it?

You? You, Keith Olbermann? I, as their candidate, have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for those lower and middle classes and you curse the people who give them jobs. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that all those unemployed, underemployed and soon-to-be-unemployed people, while tragic, probably didn’t work very hard anyway. (Look at how little they earned compared to CEOs' salaries and their well-deserved golden parachutes!!!) And the existence of trickle down Republican economics, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, is what has raised that free market tide so that all boats, big and small, could float...You don't want the truth.

Because deep down, in places you don't talk about these facts, like with your friends at Georgetown parties, you want me on call. You need me on call at three in the morning.

We use phrases like “loose regulations, squishy credit lines and a warm place to count the profits” ...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending our captains of industry. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who still rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very economic bubble I helped George Bush to provide, then questions the manner in which we provided it!

I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you grow some patriotic gonads and eschew socialism. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!


KEITH OLBERMANN: Did you support George Bush and all his works?


JOHN MCCAIN: (quietly) I did the job that the Republican Party sent me to do.


KEITH OLBERMANN: Did you support George Bush and his economic policies?


JOHN MCCAIN: You're goddamn right I did!!!

(c)

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | November 2, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

REEL HARDBALL ...

JUST FOR FUN ..

WHAT IF KEITH OLBERMANN INTERVIEWED JOHN MCCAIN? ...

Call it: “A FEW GOOD, ALMOST LUCID, MOMENTS”

(With apologies to Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise)

Script:

JOHN MCCAIN: You want answers?


KEITH OLBERMANN: I think I'm entitled to them.


JOHN MCCAIN: You want answers?


KEITH OLBERMANN: I want the truth!


JOHN MCCAIN: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has a certain, precious amount of wealthy people. And those wealthy people have the right to protect what they have, any way they can. If they don’t do it, who's gonna do it?

You? You, Keith Olbermann? I, as their candidate, have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for those lower and middle classes and you curse the people who give them jobs. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that all those unemployed, underemployed and soon-to-be-unemployed people, while tragic, probably didn’t work very hard anyway. (Look at how little they earned compared to CEOs' salaries and their well-deserved golden parachutes!!!) And the existence of trickle down Republican economics, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, is what has raised that free market tide so that all boats, big and small, could float...You don't want the truth.

Because deep down, in places you don't talk about these facts, like with your friends at Georgetown parties, you want me on call. You need me on call at three in the morning.

We use phrases like “loose regulations, squishy credit lines and a warm place to count the profits” ...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending our captains of industry. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who still rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very economic bubble I helped George Bush to provide, then questions the manner in which we provided it!

I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you grow some patriotic gonads and eschew socialism. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!


KEITH OLBERMANN: Did you support George Bush and all his works?


JOHN MCCAIN: (quietly) I did the job that the Republican Party sent me to do.


KEITH OLBERMANN: Did you support George Bush and his economic policies?


JOHN MCCAIN: You're goddamn right I did!!!

(c)

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | November 2, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

I look forward to watchng it.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

McCain sure didn't do much to help himself on SNL tonight! Jeez, talk about making a complete joke out of everything the "Republicans" stand for.

Clearly, SNL is not the place for serious political discussion, but although the McCain skits were funny, the self-deprecating humor went a few steps too far. It looked like he was a man who has given up. What every happened to no surrender?

Oh, yeah, those loud "BOOOS" didn't help much either.

Posted by: jgarrisn | November 2, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

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