McCain’s speech at the Alfred E. Smith dinner rocked the house. Watch the whole fifteen minutes. You won’t be sorry. I want to see more of this McCain. I especially loved the end, where he pumped up what was sure to be the greatest speech ever at the Al Smith dinner and made sure to jokingly set the expectations for Obama’s speech very high. Really, the whole thing is a great throttling of The One. Watch it. Do it now.
The One also gave a speech, and it had some funny lines, but most of them were “It’s funny because it’s true” laughs at Obama’s expense. And of course, it didn’t meet my expectations. I also couldn’t get over his laughing at his own jokes. Every other joke he had to pause to laugh or suppress a laugh, and it made me wonder if he even looked over the speech before standing at the podium. The part about not being born in a manger was funny, and the followup about actually being Superman would have been funny if he wouldn’t have said “my father Jor. El.” Everyone just says “Jor-El.” Totally ruined his geek cred. I do laugh my butt off when he whines about Fox News not being in the tank for him. I think this makes three times in one week! “Wah. Hannity doesn’t get the tingle up his leg. Where’s my baw baw?”