McCain Set For 'Saturday Night Live' Cameo

My friends, it's John McCain, live from New York, just three days before the election. Aides to the Republican presidential candidate said Friday that McCain will make a detour from battleground states to appear on "Saturday Night Live," the late-night show that has been a must-watch for many during the political season.

Hosting the show this Saturday is actor Ben Affleck, a supporter of Democratic candidate Barack Obama. The musical guest is singer David Cook.

When McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, appeared on the show Oct. 18, "Saturday Night Live" earned its best ratings in 14 years. Former star and head writer Tina Fey, a Palin lookalike, has been at the center of the show's recent parodies of the campaign.

"SNL" regular Darrell Hammond impersonates McCain on the late-night show, now in its 34th season.

McCain last appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in May, after clinching the nomination and while the Democratic primary continued. The 72-year-old Arizona senator joked about his age, saying: "I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president? Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old."

When McCain hosted "SNL" in 2002, he mocked singer Barbra Streisand's political advocacy by performing a medley of her songs.

Obama appeared on "Saturday Night Live" briefly last season but canceled a return for its season opener in September, citing the devastation brought to parts of the country by Hurricane Ike.

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  • by Mary Location: Bath , NC on Nov 1, 2008 at 09:18 PM
    McCain will he give out a redistrubion check like Pres.Bush did 2 times. Pres.Bush gave me and my familly over $1200.OO in his redistrubion check in the mail. I lost it all on lottery tickets. I am voting foe Obama's Redistrubtion check. I hope its more then Twelve Hundred Bucks. I need the $$$$$
  • by OilMan Location: Odessa, Tx on Nov 1, 2008 at 07:05 PM
    I think obama would do well on SNL. All they have to do is read scripts and we all know he does that well. I still wonder how 95% tax cuts to working Americans and an increase for only 2% of business owners and those making $250K, he will do all he promises? Bet no Democrat has thought that deep into his rhetoric but I'm just a dumb old cowboy making money in oil.
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Nov 1, 2008 at 04:58 PM
    That's right McFoolio...entertain us!
  • by Mr. Bob on Nov 1, 2008 at 04:44 PM
    President McCain is a fair and honest man,unlike the other candidate. President McCain will actually gain more votes making this appearance.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Nov 1, 2008 at 04:28 PM
    That where McCain belongs.Late night somewhere so we don't have to see him or listen to another LIE.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Nov 1, 2008 at 04:20 PM
    If we are Dumbocrats,,,What are YOU A REpunk o? We have a right to what we think as well as you ???
  • by Jonathan Location: Plymouth on Nov 1, 2008 at 04:04 PM
    Hey WITN how come no coverage of the two planes that collided in mid air this morning in Plymouth?????????? Are we not local enough for you.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 1, 2008 at 12:34 PM
    I really dont know why McCain is wasting his time with these Liberal Idiots on SNL.Since the networks have not been fair to McCain, theyt should preempt SNL and give McCain this hour for free.Or could it be that most of the executives at these networks are Dumbocrats ?

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