McCain and Tina Palin do QVCMcCain
: This past Wednesday Barack Obama purchased airtime on three major networks. We, however, can only afford QVC.
The two sell McCain FineGold (ouch) and offer people the chance to collect the 3 Joes: Joe the Plumber, Joe Sixpack and Joe Biden.Tina Palin
: OK, listen up everybody, Iím going rogue right now, so keep your voices down. (Then, selling "Palin 2012" t-shirts, she adds a real gem.) Just try and wait until after Tuesday to wear 'em, because I am not going anywhere. And I am certainly not going back to Alaska. If I'm not going to the white House, I'm either running in four years or I'm gonna be a white Oprah. So, I'm good either way.McCain
: Look, would I rather be on three major networks? Of course. But Iím a true maverick Ė a Republican without money.
Fay is at her best, and you gotta give some credit to McCain for playing it straight. One must wonder, however, how he decided to leave the campaign trail for comedy TV. Another "mavrick" move, I guess. The NYTimes puts it this way
: "Doing the show kept Mr. McCain overnight in New York, away from the swing states or a Republican ones that he hopes to lock down, but beamed him into living rooms of potential voters across the country."
Given the dialog between the McCain and Tina Palin (that you know he approved), I really get the impression that McCain and the real Palin must not be so chummy these days. Even Palin's gestures referring to her pricey outfit really sting.
The script cuts deeper than comedy.
Hopefully McCain's SNL performance will distract people long enough that they don't see Dick Cheney's timely endorsement. Obama said
, "I'd like to congratulate Sen. McCain on this endorsement, because he really earned it. That endorsement didn't come easy."
He added that Cheney "knows that with John McCain, you get a twofer: George Bush's economic policy and Dick Cheney's foreign policy. And that is a risk the American people cannot afford to take."