If the presidency thing doesn’t work out, John McCain could still have a nice career as a stand-up comic.

Below is part 1 of McCain’s speech (part 2 is here) at the Al Smith dinner in a room crawling with New York liberals, and it’s nothing short of hilarious. “It’s going to be a long night at MSNBC if I manage to pull this off. And Keith Olbermann can order up his own ‘Mission Accomplished’ sign and they can hang it in whatever padded room they’ve reserved for him.”

In the name of equal time, Barack Obama’s speech (video here) had some funny moments as well. “I see that Senator Schumer is here tonight, and he’s brought with him some of his loved ones — those would be the people with all the television cameras.” Now that’s funny.

So now, without further adieu, here’s Shecky McCain:


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