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

McCain to appear on SNL this weekend

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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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  1. Charles

    Do not watch SNL this weekend. The lower the ratings the better. The bored pundits on television will then talk about how so few people watched SNL and they will then draw negative conclusions. Wait for the clips to show on the networks or online if you're interested.

    October 31, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    SameNincompoopLoser would appear on SNL the last weekend before voting?????!!!!!!! This is not a "LAUGHING" matter and SNL is not John McSAME's best friend..... GET SERIOUS!!!


    October 31, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. Californian4Obama

    He doesn't need to do anymore comedy. His campaign has been one big joke!

    October 31, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  4. MD

    Mn voter. Wow, such hatred. I can't imagine hating someone so much whom I've never met. I feel really sorry for you...

    October 31, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  5. JL

    Thanks for the heads-up, CNN. Now I know what not to watch Saturday.

    October 31, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  6. Ronnie

    Well since McCain is already the butt of jokes on late night talk shows he might as well make himself a even bigger loser.

    October 31, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  7. Kelley At Here

    @ Mark.....You are a sore LOSER and all of your anti Obama smears fall in line with that Moron and his Whack job side kick you support.
    Where is McCain????? WAY BEHIND IN THE POLLS!!!!!!!!!!! LOSER.

    October 31, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  8. D&D

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

    Your comments are so stupid that I'm guessing that you have a terrible complex…it's sad that one could even think like you do, I really feel sorry for you.

    October 31, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. Irma in North Carolina

    John as Sarah would say Maybe it will be a task of God to let you loose your home state. John and Sarah what goes around comes around.

    October 31, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  10. No2RepubGimmicks

    Mn Voter,

    You're welcome to feel however you want about Michelle Obama being "to ugly" to be first lady... but, as a reminder... Barbara Bush!

    Besides, since you went there, it sounds like you may have a thing for Cindy McCain...

    Not everyone wants to dump their first wife for a rich trophy wife who is almost 20 years younger... that's what you're choosing in a new president...

    October 31, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  11. weneedstrongleadership

    Mn voter just a quick question, how old are you, five?

    October 31, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. gman

    They need to do a skit with McCain doing his stump speech and a fat lady with a viking hemet is walking around in the background humming. Tina Fey comes in and is trying to get her off the stage. McCain trys to break up the fight and he and the fat lady falls off the stage. Tina steps up to the mic and start doing her acceptance speech.

    October 31, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  13. Dave From Philly (born in MA)

    At this point Sen. McCain would sell his sole to get elected. It was funny to see Gov. Palin (and Tina Fey) on SNL. It will not be funny to see him.

    I also did my tax cut on Sen. Obama's website. I would get $1,800 back too. I have two kids, a house and my household income is between 130K and 140K.

    I would glady take the $1,800 back. If you don't want it, then give it the Commonwealth of MA. It is my understanding that Gov. D. Patrick has had to cut alot of spending and the budget is still not balanced.

    October 31, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  14. So much for bias

    I don't think it's fair to give a candidate and/or his running mate airtime on a show so close to the election, just because the show dared to poke fun at them a few weeks ago when the campaign was still rather young...

    So much for the often claimed "bias" of the "liberal" mainstream media...

    October 31, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. Mari

    you are right anonymous-sorry i stooped to mn voter's level.

    October 31, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  16. Shirley "60"

    Maybe Palin and McCain, if they lose, will leave government and take their comedy acts on the road. They both seem more suited for jokes than putting their country first. I thought the Clintons were divisive, but the two of them are even more so, and they actually think that no one else notices. remember, you can fool some of the people some of the time.

    October 31, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  17. Kenny

    I'll be watching. From the looks of things, Sen. McCain should really put all of his eggs in this basket, since I don't think the Presidential thing is gonna work out.

    John: Study your lines, practice your delivery, and hope Lorne will offer you a job after Tuesday!

    October 31, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  18. eds

    Mn Voter:
    What kind of sick drivvel is that? What on EARTH do Michelle Obama's looks, and your opinion of them (you are obviously a racist pig) have a whit to do with the issues at hand????
    No wonder you all love McCain and Palin.... peas in a pod.

    October 31, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  19. Not Joe!

    McCain funded Terrorists Ayres, and Kilada

    October 31, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  20. Ernestine

    McCain never talk about what people wants to hear about that's what is upsetting voters also he is so busy trying to tear Obama down that he can't see the writing on the wall , then he had to go and pick that woman and that really send people running the other way. The Republicans keeps sing this song about Obama needing on the job training but face it people so will all of them. If you have never done a job before then that means you have to learn the job. It is funny that it seems like when Obama went over seas he got a warmer greeting than McCain then, face it folks Obama just something about him that people seems to like. Just like Martin Luther King. Cindy McCain doesn't look that well either and it is not the looks but the brain power that draws people to Michelle Obama thank you.

    October 31, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  21. Dallas, TX

    McCain/Palin 2008!!

    It's the only choice for America!!

    My vote and my future are for McCain/Palin!

    October 31, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  22. MN Blue

    TO: MN VOTER –

    Your very clever but don't represent the 60% of us who are voting for Obama in MN or probably even the 38% favoring McCain. MN is better than that....move to Alaska if you want to aim low.

    October 31, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  23. T'SAH from Virginia

    JOE THE PLUMBER is a SKIN HEAD and has the hair cut to prove it!!! He was caught on camera speaking to "so-called" supporters about Israel and even though the "other guy" was off camera – you got a "head full" of what he was saying and what he stood for.

    Then, Joe the "PUMPER" agreed with him and shook his hand... You already can tell the crowd he is collecting is not your BEST CROWD of people. He and PA'IN are very capable of "igniting" an already "sensitive" moment in our history and cause problems in the very near future.

    They are all (SNLs – SorryNincompoopLosers!!!) and all they have left is appearing on SNL.............. OBAMA/BIDEN 2008-2016!!!

    October 31, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  24. BS not Maverick

    Good, Maybe he will ask Joe the plumber to show up with him, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    October 31, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  25. JJ

    McCain is no better than his partner Sarah so they should not the attacks and talk about the issues. Joe the Plumber is not an issue.

    October 31, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
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