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It been following things this campaign season you've probably noticed it's been about as funny as a house fire.
Not very funny at all.
But as we enter the home stretch now the candidates are loosening up a little bit of the did last night in New York senators Obama and McCain both spoke at the 63 annual Alfred E.
Smith memorial foundation dinner.
It's -- charity event that's organized by the Catholic archdiocese of New York for the benefit of needy kids in this.
The really big deal in the city and it's always brings out the stars but it looked more like.
Like -- friars club roast chicken out.
I was thrilled to get visitation.
And I feel right at home here because it's often been said that I.
Sure the politics of -- produce better than these years of Alfred.
-- being here.
What -- spent.
I obviously never -- leader great grandfather but from everything that Senator McCain is told me.
Events are moving fast in my campaign.
And yes it's true that this morning.
I dismissed my entire team of senior advisers.
All of their positions one.
Names -- the plumber.
Even in this room full of proud.
Can't shake that feeling.
Some people here.
Pulling for me.
See you here tonight Hillary.
They can be funny but does humor served either of the candidates well as.
Each makes -- sprint for the finish line with us now public relations expert phrases -- tell -- judges the I don't know PR of at all for -- it was kind of weird here's some jokes about the economy and all that but it was nice to see that they they both can't lighten up.
Oh laps and these were killer lines in his guys higher Hollywood joke writers I know a guy used to work for Johnny Carson Jay Leno now he's exclusively political joke writer.
The Hillary line of McCain's.
Was classic and the timing was good timing was great Obama had a line said look it's great to be here at the Waldorf Astoria.
They tell me from the doorstep of the Waldorf you can see all the way to the Russian tea room -- -- and this is very funny -- a lot of people live especially his detractors is that -- He went there last night -- Anybody feels like they don't know me by now.
I try to -- masks who is Barack Obama contrary to the rumors you've heard I was not born and a major.
I was actually born on private club and sent here by my father for your help to save the planet are.
-- from my father what you may not know is Barack is actually slightly for that warm.
And I got my.
From somebody who obviously didn't think -- run for president.
To -- my greatest strength.
I guess it would remind humility.
Greatest weakness it's possible that I -- Wolf too often.
They're people out there throwing things at the television right now well it's the web where I mean -- what a country people are losing their homes losing their jobs losing their shirts and these guys are -- young men and it's.
What you know what it makes sense and I tape 11 good reason.
But this time they had 400 my big debates here we know all their platforms we know their policies we know that philosophy.
Now they might as well be human they ought to spend the next three weeks going on every television show up to Sesame Street and showing us their humanity.
We'll Senator McCain did some of that last night you know acorn is it is a big club thing they're on these days you can move funds over that doesn't.
It -- helping to register groups previously excluded.
And under served.
They even turned up an acorn voter registration form that bore the name of one Mickey Mouse.
We're checking the cooperatives.
-- go up I'm pretty sure that big rats are Republicans.
But I do need to warn you ladies and gentlemen.
All -- all out about.
To witness -- funniest performances in this.
Let's let's not add to the mounting pressure he must be.
Just preparing yourself for non stop -- -- fifteen minutes of your life already.
-- -- and it has -- suggest -- you know people don't look back and -- things you -- Joe the plumber turned the tone of this campaign to humanity.
Well I mean any Al Smith dinner has a way of doing that no -- no matter what's going on but you know -- -- -- Senator McCain had some problems with David Letterman -- -- you remember back -- -- -- Senator -- was supposed to -- on -- And he sit on suspending my campaign I can't do that and then Letterman did the show -- saw it Senator McCain speaking that.
Katie Couric down you know on west 57 or wherever the heck they are.
And last night McCain went back on Letterman and he had Duma -- call.
-- -- I did John thank you very much your being here thank you for the bus tour.
Little trip down memory you have.
Can can you state.
Depends on how bad again it's okay.
It's called this hour and a half and said we gotta get right back to Washington it's what you didn't go right back to Washington's eyes screwed.
What can -- Sonya what can I say.
-- forgive you and he has thank you thank you and ended it right there that that seemed to go all right you know why because McCain is basically a very decent.
Humane sort of guy in this is the real McCain comes out the worst thing about being on Letterman last night.
McCain's appearance coincided exactly.
With the Red Sox coming from behind with a from a seven run deficit.
So nobody in Massachusetts.
Which doesn't care -- you lose that -- McCain or Florida was probably watching.
You had to bring that up.
I'm sorry I would not watch that game.
But I was watching other sports and there was a crawl at the bottom of the screen it's about seven nothing normally.
It was a Greek -- comeback but then we came back to bridge design itself that's coming -- have a great weekend and enjoy yourself and thank you I can see the handwriting on the wall the great thing is that's football season and the rebels are going to Alabama.
And we won there twice in a 140000.
Years and -- ranked number two in the nation another over look at us now I've got money on that game to do you William thirteen and a half.
Take the threat of aiding the rebels and the points my man really know you don't want to get to look out Tuscaloosa the fact that it it it.
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