McCain a Hoot at Alfred E. Smith Fundraiser

John McCain lost all three debates, but won the latest prize for best after dinner humor at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual charity roast put on by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York.  The event raised an estimated 4 million to benefit needy children.  As guest speakers, McCain and Obama had the crowd rolling in laughter as they poked fun at themselves, each other, the media and the Clintons.  If I’m being honest, and I am, McCain had the superior script.  He was actually funny, very funny and he’s not known for telling a good joke.  I wonder who wrote this material?  As for Obama, well, comedy may not be his calling, but he had some good lines too.

Here are some of the highlights from McCain’s address:

  • McCain fired his senior advisers (actually that might not be a bad idea) and hired Joe the Plumber to take over his campaign.
  • Joe the Plumber signed a contract to work on all 7 of McCain’s homes.
  • In a room full of Democrats, he welcomed his only supporter, Hillary Clinton.
  • ACORN was helping to serve the underserved: “second graders, the deceased, Disney characters…”
  • In introducing Barak Obama, he said, “you are about to witness the funniest performance in history.”

Obama had some good lines too:

  • He reassured us he was not born in a manger;
  • But disclosed he was born on Krypton and sent here to save the planet.
  • If his father had known he would some day run for president, he would have given him a different middle name.
  • Barak is Swahili for “that one.”

Scroll down on Larry King with Bill Maher for the Candidates’ Remarks

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