Obama and McCain Put Down the Gloves, to Roast

By Kyle Austin

Barack Obama and John McCain took the annual stop in New York City last night at the 63rd annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. The charity event, which raises money for needy children and is named after the former governor of New York, has become a regular stop for presidential nominees on their road to the White House. This year’s headliners were asked to roast themselves and each other, just one night after their heated final Presidential debate. McCain may have actually garnered harder laughs last night but both candidates were very funny. Obama even took a jab at Rupert Murdoch:

“But I know Senator McCain agrees that the rumors out there are getting a bit crazy. I mean Rupert the other day and Fox News accused me of fathering two African-American children in wedlock. By the way John, is Fox News included in the Media? I’m always hearing about this love.”

It does make you appreciate America’s political system when two bitter rivals can take a break from a heated campaign to share light-hearted barbs, that will of course make their way onto YouTube the next morning.

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