Oct 17 2008
Barack Obama speaks at Alfred E. Smith Dinner

Alfred E. Smith Dinner: Barack Obama and John McCain Roast Em’ Up

Last night cable news shows interrupted their scheduled programming to show live footage of Barack Obama and John McCain hurling jokes at each other. It was a roast em’ up at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York. It was like something out of the Twilight Zone. One day they’re smashing each other, the next it’s joke time with the buddies. Why wasn’t this publicized ahead of time? An Obama/McCain Roast would have gotten more attention than that last debate.

They both killed; the best comedy comes from truth. No wonder John Mccain hit with the Bill Clinton sure is pushing hard for.. me stuff. Here’s the Obama side of the roast..

Barack Obama “Comedian” - Alfred E. Smith Dinner

If you ever meet Barack.. call him Steve. He’ll love that.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Steph Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - 1:38 pm

So happy he’s my president!!!

2 Jerry Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - 1:51 pm

Not yet Steph, just make sure you get out and vote. He is going to need all our votes because there are whites that aren’t going to vote for him because he isn’t purely white. Everyone get out and vote so Obama can turn this country around.

3 Stymuli Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - 3:57 pm

Here! Here!

4 danzenie Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - 7:02 pm

40,000$/plate and the place is packed with nothing but democrats except for ONE person.  And they wonder why the democrats are viewed as the “big spenders.”

5 Above Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - 7:06 pm

Republicans have similar events so why aren’t they noticed for their spending.

6 danzenie Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - 7:18 pm

I guess because it stays on the low.  Especially in the middle of whats almost a depression.  I wonder if Joe the plumber was invited.

7 Stymuli Mon, Oct 20, 2008 - 3:47 pm

No. Joe The Plumber was not invited. He’s got liens to worry about. This was a philanthropic fundraiser. It was to redistribute the wealth of the wealthy for the benefit of the sick and the poor. (Sounds like somebody’s tax policy… I wonder whose. Hmmmmm?) Considering his campaign’s comparable fiduciary deficit(s),  John McCain didn’t seem to mind shelling out the $40,000/plate to attend. Come to think of it, neither did The Cardinal or for that matter former Mayor of New York City and former Republican Presidential candidate, Rudy Giuliani.

8 Rol. Mon, Oct 20, 2008 - 4:52 pm

Signed sealed and delivered. You have my vote!!!!

9 Bill Tue, Nov 27, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Erinyes: I truly feel sorry for senator McCain. He awolled stupid and evil people to influence his campaign Don’t.  McCain is not a sad old man led astray by his campaign.  He’s a power-hungry, angry man still, at the age of 72, trying to outdo his admiral father (and grandfather).  Becoming president is the only way, and he’ll do absolutely anything to get there.  This is why he has no ideas for what he wants to do if he wins that part doesn’t matter.  The only thing that matters for him is winning.If you’ve not already, see the article on him from August, and the current article.  Both are quite damning on the McCain character/maverick nonsense, making quite clear that he’ll do or say whatever he feels he needs to to get/keep power.This is a dangerous man who should not be awolled anywhere near foreign policy and national security, and definitely not within ten miles of the red button.