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. Hoosier Gal

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    October 31, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  2. guythegood

    How appropriate : McCain and Palin are after all a comedy act.

    Now McCain accuses Barrack Obama of voting on the side of Big Oil while Palin denounces him as a socialist ?

    Who can beleive them any more ? I guess the less clever of the gun-totin' , goose-stepping right wing proto-fascist, red-neck evangelical freakshows.

    October 31, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  3. Independant no longer

    I wish McCain had the charisma of Obama so we could just vote on the issues instead of likability. McCain would win in a landslide.

    For anyone who actually understands how the economy works McCain is an easy choice. For those who blindly follow and are easily swayed by the unbelieveable amounts of infomercials, etc., I guess Obama is your man.

    I understand that Obama's biggest concern right now, as reported this morning, is how to downgrade people's expectations if he is elected. Wow!! Already worried that he can't deliver what he promised and he isn't even elected yet. I wish the American voter would really look at the issues and what caused them and reevaluate their choice for President and look past the empty promises and rhetoric.

    Then on November 4 I could actuall say, "President McCain"!

    October 31, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  4. Is that an iceberg I see?

    I hope it features a scene showing him trying to find Sarah Pea brain and Joe the plonker on the way to a press conference. Sad and pointless ... not half as funny as his campaign gimmicks.

    October 31, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. FactCheck

    Maybe he can keep repeating about how he "has them right where we want them". Pretty hilarious stuff.

    October 31, 2008 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  6. James

    Time to hang his hat up, put his boots away, turn on the tele, and retire. He has been a great inspiration for many.

    October 31, 2008 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  7. Phil, Ashburn, VA

    My friends... please don't ruin my weekend.

    October 31, 2008 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  8. bruce

    well makes sense ..he is joke anyway

    October 31, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  9. JJ

    Stay off the talk shows McCain. You don't have nothing to say except Obama Obama

    October 31, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  10. Melissa Spears

    Although I'm not a McCain supporter, I will be tuning in to watch him. He is seriously funny. He just can't make good decisions.

    October 31, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  11. Sweetie

    Sarah is the voice of America....

    The highest ratings ever when she appeared.....

    Can't wait to see John this Weekend!

    America is a Great Country founded on Opportunity not Entitlement!


    October 31, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  12. AM in VA

    Is anyone working at CNN this morning ?

    October 31, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |

    I' m from Europe and have been following this election very closely. Why do I care? The entire world cares who will be your next President, because we are all affected by your policies!

    I can say that I've been around a lot. I've lived in 4 different countries and travelled to approx. 35 others. Maybe it is due to my experience that I had with many people of different coulture, mentality, race etc. that I cannot understand – and I'm not alone there – that this presidential race is still so close.

    For almost a decade the USA have shown to the world how it shouldn't be done. And the world hates you for that, be sure of that. It's pretty easy to blame your current moron president for everything, but you brought this on yourself by electing him. As if it wasn't enough after his first term, you went and reelected the guy in 2004! I admit that it looked with both elections that there was foulplay going on, but after Bush's 1st term he should have lost in a landslide.

    Now we have pretty much the same situation as 4 years ago where the whole world is confident that the world power USA will finally have a reasonable and intelligent leader again. But I'm not very confident....
    Although I pray for a landslide victory for the Democrats, I fear that you Americans are not smart enough to do it. I believe that if any other country had to choose between your 2 candidates (on one hand the pathetic old man and his even more pathetic sidekick who shout war, war, war all the time and on the other hand the charismatic, inspiring Obama who has a true vision of how America and the world should be) there would be no question as to the outcome of the election.

    You Americans are the best in the world in so many things, yet so many of you are ignorant. If you elect Mccain and this annoying Palin as your leaders then you really don't deserve any better. But the world does, people, the world does.

    So please go out and vote for OBAMA / BIDEN !!!

    October 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  14. Tired of the Nonsense

    Give me a break.

    October 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  15. Philip Tongg

    I am surprised that McCain is going to appear after Palin was so disrespected last week. I must say that Mr. McCain sure has some thick skin. I am sure that the joke will be on him.

    October 31, 2008 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  16. Ryan, Crown Point, Indiana

    I hope he gets booed off the stage for his antics over the past month.

    October 31, 2008 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  17. Paul in FL

    This could be a new vaudeville act in the making....McCain and Palin duet sings the blues. Couldn't happen to a nicer couple.

    October 31, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  18. Is that an iceberg I see?

    Here's a scenario I'd like to see: John sticking a plunger in Sarah's mouth, while Joe is accepting the GOP nomination for 2012.

    October 31, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  19. JD

    CNN policy of censoring unobjectionable comments is disappointing, especially so for a news organization. It seems at least half of my comments - solicited by your "add a comment" function - are rejected.

    October 31, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  20. Dee

    thanks for the warning...I will be watching something else!!!!

    October 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  21. Ken in Dallas

    Please, not the Beach Boys.

    October 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  22. Tom

    Once again, the SNL writers won't have to do too much...McCain's entire campaign has been one big joke.

    John McCain – He's good for a laugh.

    October 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  23. DB25

    Yawn. Who cares. He will probably be as boring as Palin was the other week.

    October 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  24. GA Independent

    Back when McCain had some judgment AND a sense of humor, that was great. I'd love to be fly on the wall during rehearsal when they are telling him to lighten up and he looks like a volcano...

    October 31, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  25. Independant no longer

    Newscaster: Senator Obama, I want to congratulate you on raising a record $150 million in one month. Quite an accomplishment.

    Obama: Thank you. We worked very hard and very long to raise that money.

    Newscater: You don't mind if I take some of it and give it to Senator McCain? He doesn't have as much.

    Obama: You can't do that! I worked hard for that money! That's my money!

    Newscater: No so much fun when it's your money getting spread around is it???

    October 31, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
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