October 31st, 2008
08:18 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain to appear on SNL this weekend

McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2002.
McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2002.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (CNN) - Mandatory stops on the GOP campaign trail this year: Pennsylvania. Florida. Saturday Night Live.

Two weeks after running mate Sarah Palin made an appearance on the late-night comedy show, a McCain campaign aide tells CNN that the Republican presidential nominee will appear on the NBC program tomorrow night.

The Arizona senator has appeared on the show several times over the years.

McCain's most memorable appearance on the long running show was in October 2002, when he hosted the program for a night: In a spoof commercial hawking an album called "McCain Sings Streisand," sang several of the Democratic loyalist's songs.


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soundoff (486 Responses)
  1. Bea

    Oh well

    October 31, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  2. jerral

    BILL
    you are a pathedic joke
    use a park bench vote a lot
    unamerican
    we as decent americans do not stoop to republicans level, as i feel you are rep/
    all bloggers,pray for bill

    October 31, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  3. GOP Fools

    It appears McCain and Palin are to stupid to understand SNL is making them look like the fools that they are.

    October 31, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  4. Mel B.

    The on ething that gets me about McCain when he was vetting the VP pick...he should haveal least conisdered getting someone smarter than G.W. Bush

    October 31, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. 1123ga

    Dale,

    Did you not see the SNL when Palin appeared? The Amy Poehler rap did nothing less than make fun of her right in front of her face. They smeared her and she sat there and danced. She's too dense to even realize they're completely humiliating her.

    It was great by the way if you didn't see it you should youtube it or something.

    October 31, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  6. McCain/Palin

    MCain is good sport. Considering all the attacks he's had, he's not afraid. I didn't watch the Infobrainwashing by Obama, but will watch SNL to catch McCain.

    October 31, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  7. Alex Miranda

    Like everything else, did his family connections get him a spot on SNL? Too late for McLies

    October 31, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  8. Pat in Cali

    We laughed (a lot), but America has to be grateful because SNL vetted Sarah Palin in front of a national audience.

    I think McCain and Joe the joke should appear together, drinking koolaid.

    October 31, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  9. jerral

    SORRY BILL
    I MEANT MARK

    October 31, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  10. james

    yeah, it figures CNN wouldn't want me to link to the Rachel Maddow video of Obama telling us in very minute detail what he's going to do for this country....

    October 31, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. Ron , West Coast

    I`ts amazing how John McBush / Sarah Palin are getting all this free air time on the tube lately .......
    The media complained about Palin not exposing herself to the news media , as other VP candidates did in the past , so why give her or John McBush any free air time ?
    I , for one am sick and tired of the way the media bows down to these republicrook liars and fear mongers .
    They try to devide America . I`m sick of Joe the plumber , hockey moms , nascar dads , and all the other juvenile slogans the McBush campaign spews on a daily basis .
    If they cant expose themselves to the legitimate media to be asked , and answer questions that the public want , then I say , make them pay for their air time .

    October 31, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  12. IF, Portugal

    McCain's campaign is pitiful. He doesn't focus on WHAT he will do or HOW he'll do it. He's just making absurd accusations like "measuring the drapes" or "Obama will redistribute your wealth around". It doesn't seem to matter how many times those pseudio-facts heve been disproven. He hammers on like a broken record, hoping undecided voters are dumb. And now it's robot calls... underground accusations delivered at home. Ayers, Wright... the PLO, McCain has tried it all. No matter that by the same reasoning McCain chaired a committee that had the same involvement with the PLO. No matter some of the preachers that support McCain have some very extremist, some even abhorrent, views... McCain keeps accusing. That's not determination... it's pathetic and despicable.

    I don't think the american people know McCain at all. Everybody says he is an honourable man. I thought so, too. But the McCain that's been revealing himself in this campaign is anything but honourable.

    October 31, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  13. trudy

    early on I considered voting for Mcain because, even though I am
    a democrat (although I have voted here and there for certain Republican
    candidates)...

    that all changed when he chose his running mate...Sara Palin....that
    all changed when he showed the bad judgement his addled mind made.
    as they say, he made a deal with the devil showing even the best of us can be bought....

    I began to form opinions on him....other than the ones ads and media drill into us all.....

    these are my thoughts here that I share with you: The Keating Five –
    he was one of them (not mentioned much in the press). His first
    marriage which ended because he loved a rich, young, woman more
    than he loved a woman crippled by a horrific car accident (what does
    that say about marriage vows?)....and last, probably because it irks
    me the most......the clothes that Cindy McCain flaunts...$300,000
    dress for the convention....not dwarfed by the daily fashion show
    we see...utterly incredible ....a true life barbie doll....the cost of this
    extravaganza of a wardrobe is beyond one's imagination...how dare
    she and her husband flaunt such riches while our country is
    bleeding financially.?????

    October 31, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  14. Joe Regis

    The repubs are running out time and ideas, they are being eratic and confused about what to do to fix the mess we are in thanks to Bush and McCain.

    Obama/Biden 08/12.

    October 31, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  15. INDEPENDENT NOW

    YOU ALL MUST ADMIT MCCAIN IS WITH OUT A DOUBT THE BEST AT COMEDY. HIS SKITS ON SNL ARE TO DIE FOR. EVERY TIME I SEE MSNBC TRASH MCCAIN DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY. AND WORSHIP THE GROUND OBAMA WALKS ON. MAKES ME SEE HOW UNFAIR THIS PROCESS IS HOW BIAS NBC IS AND HOW I WILL VOTE FOR THE UNDERDOG. BECAUSE HE DIDNT LIE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ABOUT CAMPAIGN FUNDING. OBAMA S FIRST TASK AT HAND, FIRST PROMISE HE BROKE... TELLS ME WHAT TYPE OF WHITE HOUSE HE WILL RUN. CORUPT. HE HASNT EVEN APPOLIGIZED FOR LIEING, AND BREAKING AN OATH HE SIGNED WITH HIS OWN HAND. CAN NOT TRUST HIM, CANNOT VOTE FOR HIM. I USE TO BE A DEM, UNTIL MSNBC PARTED THE SEAS FOR OBAMA TO WALK ACROSS. SHAME ON NBC. ELECTION BOUGHT AND PAID FOR. SHAME ON THIS COUNTRY

    October 31, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  16. Joyce

    Mn Voter. I wonder what you look like. Just because you are for McCain doesn't mean she is ugly because she is married to Obama

    October 31, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  17. Matthew Erwich

    Awesome! I heard SNL was looking for someone to play that mean, crazy and grumpy uncle every family has, in their Halloween sketch. So there! Perfect match!

    October 31, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  18. Anonymous

    Mn voter October 31st, 2008 9:28 am ET

    For you obama writers writing all the insults about MCCain and Palin here are some for you. Mrs. obama is to ugly to be first lady. Her mother had to tie a pork chop around her neck so the dog would play with her. If she traveled around the world she's so ugly she would scare the other leaders so bad they would run and hide. Iran would start a war with us just to get rid of her. She is just as weird as her husband.

    WOW! outright ugly and offensive. Vote or don't vote because you agree or disagree with a canditate's policies. Personal attacks and just unchristian and unjustified. Whoever you are...I'm praying for you. May God take the hate out of your heart.

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  19. John in Ohio

    "If Democrats win full control of government, they will want to give civil rights to terrorists"

    We will give basic human rights to suspected terrorists. The Bush Administration has released dozens of detainees from Gitmo, which pretty clearly shows that not every person the US government detains is NOT actually a terrorist. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not deprived of their civil rights. They were tried, and they were punished. McVeigh was sentenced to death, Nichols was sentenced to life in prison, but at no point did they lose their basic human rights. Charles Manson faced trial. Jeffrey Dahmer faced trial. Saddam frigging Hussein faced trial.

    That red herring aside, the fact that Arizona is in play shows how totally sunk McCain is. I don't expect him to lose there, but a slim win in AZ will be further humiliation for him.

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  20. Noah

    Joe Biden is the least intelligent of all 4 candidates. The guy is just dumb. If Sarah Palin said half of the things he has said you Liberal goons would be all over her. Instead, you excuse his asinine comments as "Joe being Joe." President Bush had a Harvard MBA and you thought he was stupid. More hypocrisy from the Left.

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  21. Real Mavericks are Independent

    McCain funded Terrorists Ayres, and Kilada

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  22. John in Ohio

    "If Democrats win full control of government, they will want to give civil rights to terrorists"

    We will give basic human rights to suspected terrorists. The Bush Administration has released dozens of detainees from Gitmo, which pretty clearly shows that not every person the US government detains is NOT actually a terrorist. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not deprived of their civil rights. They were tried, and they were punished. McVeigh was sentenced to death, Nichols was sentenced to life in prison, but at no point did they lose their basic human rights. Charles Manson faced trial. Jeffrey Dahmer faced trial. Saddam frigging Hussein faced trial.

    That red herring aside, the fact that Arizona is in play shows how totally sunk McCain is. I don't expect him to lose there, but a slim win in AZ will be further humiliation for him.

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  23. To Concerned in MA

    I would think that nearly $2000 EXTRA wouldn't be lost on a sensible family making $100k a year. Your math needs work or you are foolishly wasting your money for your "cheese-only" pizza. $1800 is $35 extra dollars a week. That's gas money or you could even try something different and take your wife out to the pizzeria.

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  24. I can't believe it

    I can't believe how many people are supporting a man who has ties with terrorist. Wake up – read his own books about marxism.

    You need to think about the right candidate and not the person who can give a good speech. No substance there.

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  25. Kina, A Veteran in NYC

    hey, MODERATOR, so nothing i write is worth being posted on your blog?...come on now...

    Obama/Biden 08

    Kina.

    October 31, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
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