McCain Pals With Fey, Skewers Himself on SNL

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2008 11:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – John McCain capped a busy day of campaigning with an appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he teamed with his VP-lookalike, Tina Fey, to poke fun at himself and Barack Obama. In the opening sketch, he and "Palin" hawked wares on QVC because he's a true maverick—"a Republican without money"—and couldn't afford the bigger networks like Obama, USA Today reports. They sold "Joe" action figures: Plumber, Six-Pack, and Biden ("if you pull this cord, he talks for 45 minutes," said Fey.)

Also for sale: pork knives ("they cut the pork out"), commemorative town-hall debate plates (blank, because Obama bailed on the idea), and Palin 2012 T-shirts (if no White House, she'll become the "white Oprah.") Even Cindy McCain got in on the act, selling "fine gold" jewelry, a play on the Feingold campaign-finance reform bill championed by her husband.