This Campaign is a Joke Now
Well, it seems that no matter which candidate we elect as our next President, we'll be able to laugh at him intentionally once in a while (unlike the current administration where all the jokes are scarily unintentional). Both candidates spoke at the Alfred E. Smith dinner last night, and let the LOLs fly.
Obama noted that while he may share the ideas of Alfred E. Smith, he has the ears of Alfred E. Neumann. McCain noted "I can't shake that feeling that some people here are pulling for me.I'm delighted to see you here tonight, Hillary." (Clip from Obama above, McCain behind the cut. Sorry, front runner's privilege.)
Of course McCain had swung by David Letterman earlier, putting an end to Dave's playful bashing of McCain for canceling his last appearance. Now, Jon Stewart sometimes takes criticism for doing soft interviews with public figures after regularly mocking them during the rest of the show, but you get the sense, especially since he had his son, that Dave really does think the outcome of this election is important and isn't afraid of pushing some hard questions. He asked McCain is his choice of Sarah Palin was really appropriate, and wondered if she was really "the woman to lead us through the next 9/11 attack." He also asked if it was fair to attack Obama over William Ayers since McCain has a relationship with Watergate convict G. Gordon Liddy. Tough stuff. The video isn't embeddable, but you can find the full interview here.