SNL #34.7 with Ben Affleck, John McCain, Tina Fey and David Cook

We knew Sen. John McCain would be appearing on SNL last night because the McCain campaign told us so, so no secret there. Anyone questioning the Republican presidential nominee’s wisdom should remember three things: 1) McCain has done SNL before and even hosted the show in 2002, 2) McCain also has had a reputation since his gregarious Navy youth as a guy looking to have a good time and make a joke, and 3) since he is down in the polls and his campaign is desperate, why not? It could not possibly hurt, only help his cause in the final few days before the election. Which brings us to the cold open, which features McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (once again played by Tina Fey), hawking collectibles on the QVC network because that’s the only channel they could afford the airtime. Cindy McCain makes a cameo, too, as her hubby sells McCain Fine Gold (get it?). Fey wins the sketch, though, with her "rogue" sales of "Palin 2012" t-shirts, exclaiming she’s not going anywhere: "I’m either running in four years or I’m going to be a white Oprah!" (McCain will appear again later on Weekend Update) Oh, and again, as a reminder, if you cannot watch Hulu, you can catch SNL videos on the NBC site. And yes, I noted the color-coded curtains. It’s the...

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