Sunday, October 26, 2008

John McCain Does 'SNL': Will Laughs Get Him Votes?

Presidential Republican candidate John McCain, Just days before Election Day, appeared on "Saturday Night Live" to poke fun at himself while Tina Fey once again provided big laughs portraying VP candidate Sarah Palin.

In a skit mocking the shopping channel QVC, McCain stood side-by-side with Fey and urged viewers to remember the campaign by purchasing a special line of "collectible products."

Fey's Palin hawks a group of "Joe" action figures that include prominent figures from the campaign: Joe the Plumber, Joe Six Pack and "my personal favorite," she says, "Joe Biden." "If you pull this cord, he talks for 45 minutes." "It's great if you want to clear out a party," McCain quips. "Or keep elk out of your yard," Fey adds.

Products for sale included a complete set of "pork knives – they cut the pork out," McCain declared. McCain's wife Cindy helped show off another item for sale, McCain fine-gold jewelry, a reference to the McCain-Feingold bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002.

At one point during the segment, Fey turns away where McCain can't hear her and whispers to the audience that she is going "rogue." She displays a "Palin in 2012" T shirt and tells the audience: "Just try and wait till after Tuesday to wear 'em."

Later during the show's Weekend Update segment, McCain offers some last-minute campaign strategies. He said he might become a "reverse maverick," someone he says does everything he's told; or a "double maverick," where "I'd go totally berserk and freak everybody out, even the regular mavericks."

"I'm a true Maverick: a Republican without money!" McCain joked. "My only showbiz connections are Jon Voight and Heidi (Montag) from "The Hills.'" Good Luck Sir..

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