That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.

John McCain will make an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, according to his campaign. Sarah Palin’s guest shot earlier this month brought the show its best ratings in 14 years.

Election Night: Some of Barack Obama’s top fund-raisers are deciding whether to go to Chicago for the campaign’s election night event in Grant Park or stay in Los Angeles and watch returns at various house parties. The California campaign also has an event planned at the Century Plaza Hotel, hosted by Dwayne Hall and Annie and Chuck Winner and featuring cohosts such as Zooey Deschanel, Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner, Peter Fonda, Alan Ladd, Sarah Silverman, Janet Zucker and Jerry Zucker. Shepard Fairey, Z-Trip and Jason Bentley will perform.

Members of the National Finance Committee, meanwhile, are being sent memos on what to expect if they make the trek to the Windy City. First of all, it will be outdoors, but donors will have shelter. “Tents will be heated, beer and wine will be provided along with light appetizers. There will be TVs in the tents and seating areas to watch the returns.” It starts at about 8 p.m. CST.

And there’s this detail: “If the election is called that night and Barack, Michelle, Joe and Jill indeed take the stage, you will exit the tents and walk just a few feet to a penned area to watch the speech. You will have a very good view of the stage, but please be aware that there will be no seating outside.”

Clinton Call: Bill Clinton does a No on 8 robocall.


Invoking the Gipper: Republicans Against 8 unveiled a new ad that highlights Ronald Reagan’s opposition to the Briggs Initiative in 1978 and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s opposition to Proposition 8 this year.

Meanwhile, here’s the video for The Call, a rally in favor of Yes on 8 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego that is described as a unity of “fasting and prayer.” Expected to attend is evangelical leader James Dobson.