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John McCain on Letterman

McCain/Letterman, Biden/Leno, SNL/Crazy Lady? All Here!

Just when we thought it was going to get all grim and serious for the last 18 days of the election, the funnies come marching in! After LOL performances by both candidates at the Al Smith dinner — and despite jokes falling 7-1 against Republicans, which I'm sure were helped in part by Letterman's recent . . . . disgruntlement with McCain — the Mac showed up and told Dave last night the line more men might take advantage of: "I screwed up."

After taking a helicopter to the show to make darn sure he didn't miss it this time, Dave asked, "can you stay?" Laughs, but not all fun and games — he also hit McCain with serious questions about his association with Watergate player G. Gordon Liddy.

It was a tough and funny night — but McCain and Dave weren't the only ones yukking it up. SNL was on last night, and Joe Biden stopped by Leno — to see the clips,


Remember the "he's an Arab," woman from that McCain rally? SNL does, too. Here's her appearance on last night's update.

The Thursday night update also tackled the last debate with all the Joe the Plumber goodness you can handle.

And where was Joe Biden? Hanging out with Jay Leno and giving poor JTP (that's Joe the Plumber, I feel like we know him that well) a hard time.

Which clip made you chuckle?

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ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
biden on leno for me, and the skit b4 he came on was funny
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't David Letterman an American citizen. I believe we all have the right to hold politicians accountable for their actions. It is our country their representing. I can't believe in the end he said "things are said in a campaign" as an argument. Saying someone pals around with terrorists is a pretty serious accusation.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
What grounds does David Letterman have to hold John McCain to his political policies? It was a well planned ratings extravaganza for DL...poor thing.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Aren't they human too? Name me one president who hasn't.
mswender mswender 8 years
But do your want your president to screw up from time to time?
hope2be hope2be 8 years
I actually liked that McCain didn't give excuses, only admitted that he 'screwed up.' I think it's cool to be able to admit that you can be screwing up.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I really liked the SNL skit with Kristen Wiig as the...uh...uninformed lady from the McCain/Palin rally. Hilarious.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
They all made me laugh, har har!
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
I watched both the SNL special (not so funny) and the McCain interview. Wow, hats off to David Letterman for doing a better job of holding McCain accountable for what he's said and his tactics than any other person in the media (including the most liberal of the liberal). Granted he could have been tougher (heck, I would be VERY tough on him given the chance) but he got some very good jabs in.
stephley stephley 8 years
I didn't think SNL was worth the effort: they could have written the debate sketch without watching the debate and the crazy lady went on so long it felt too mean.
Da-Ly Da-Ly 8 years
I really hope that's not all that Letterman said to McCain as to his no-show. If it is, he went really easy on him considering how PO'd Letterman was. Those other clips are absolute gold though, thanks!
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