John McCain opened “Saturday Night Live” with a mock infomercial, a nod to Barack Obama’s 30-minute spot earlier this week.
This close to election day, it was somewhat surreal seeing the candidate parodying his campaign’s standing in the polls, Sarah Palin’s wardrobe expense and even his use of the term “Maverick.” On timing and delivery, McCain was much better than most other politicos this cycle.
“These final days have been the most essential,” McCain says, per the Politico. “Barack Obama purchased air time on three networks. We, however, can only afford time on QVC.
“I would rather be on three major networks. But I’m a true maverick, a Republican without money.”
Wife Cindy McCain made a cameo showing off jewelry the Arizona Senator hawked as “McCain’s fine gold,” alluding to the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.
Tina Fey returned as Palin, at one point turning to the camera and whispering, “I’m going rogue so keep your voices down.” She then holds up a Palin ’12 T-shirt and says she’ll either run or be a “white Oprah.”
McCain also appeared on “Weekend Update,” riffing on his campaign’s strategy in the final days.