When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

02 November 2008

OK, this was funny

McCain brought the funny last night on SNL.

  • On a purely objective basis, Johnny Mac is funnier than Obama. (Obama is wittier, which is different.)
  • Cindy McCain is a hell of a good sport.
  • Tina Fey must be very relieved at the prospect of going back to just writing for and appearing in 30 Rock after 4 November.
A willingness to engage in self-deprecating humor is a very becoming trait in a public figure. With a few significant exceptions, conservatives seem to be better at that than liberals.

I wonder why? Not a rhetorical question, I genuinely do.

Nixon, who nobody thinks of as funny, appeared on Laugh-In, which I hope I won't insult by describing it as the Saturday Night Live of its day; LBJ, a scabrously funny man in private (LBJ on lobbyists: "...if you can't eat their steak, drink their whiskey, [enjoy carnal knowledge of] their women and vote against 'em the next morning, you have no business in this business") wouldn't have done it in a million years.

No comments: