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Top 10 Letterman swipes at the McCain-Palin ticket

October 16, 2008 |  1:53 pm

Since Sen. John McCain stood up David Letterman on Sept. 24, the “Late Show” comedian hasn’t lost an opportunity to take a dig at the GOP presidential hopeful or his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

A few highlights (it's actually 11 swipes):

“Sarah Palin is right now training for tomorrow’s vice presidential debate in Arizona. And she says it’s really helped her on foreign policy because from Arizona she can see Mexico.”
-- Oct. 1

“John McCain watched the debate and he loved Sarah Palin’s performance. As a matter of fact, he applauded so much that all the lights in his house kept going on and off.”
-- Oct. 3

“By the way, have you heard this? This just in … a backwoods hiker has found the wreckage of John McCain’s campaign.”
-- Oct. 6

“You excited about Sarah Palin? Well, yesterday, she referred to Afghanistan as our neighboring country. Apparently, she can see Bin Laden’s cave from her house.”
-- Oct. 6
“I’m a little out of it. Did you watch the debate last night? …You know, I don’t normally do this. I gave up drinking a while ago, but I started again. And I’m watching the debate last night and here’s what I did: I did a shot every time McCain said, “my friends.” So I’m blotto.”
-- Oct. 8

“Tom Brokaw was the moderator. … At one point Tom tells Obama and McCain that they were going to now answer questions that came in over the Internet. And you know what McCain said?  He said, ‘Uh, Tom … is that the same as the telegraph?’”
-- Oct. 8

“Did you folks see the debate Tuesday night? At one point, John McCain referred to Barack Obama as ‘that one.’ ‘That one.’ ‘That one.’ And McCain later … he apologized. He said he got confused.  He thought he was at the bakery. ‘Uh, a couple of cruellers … uh, that one…and uh, that one.’”
-- Oct. 9

“Sarah Palin. We like Sarah Palin, right? She’s a lot of fun.  Miss Alaska. She is saying that she doesn’t know who Barack Obama really is. Doesn’t know who Barack Obama is. That’s interesting. She also doesn’t know who Sarkozy is, Gordon Brown, Kim Jong-il, Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Osama Bin Laden, the list goes on and on.”
-- Oct. 9

“The third presidential debate is Wednesday night. John McCain says he’s going to win. John McCain is going to win the third presidential debate. Of course, he also told Custer the surge was working.”
-- Oct. 13

“John McCain is going to take this opportunity to unveil his new campaign persona. His new campaign personality, to really energize the last couple of weeks of the campaign: Fighting Underdog.  Fighting Underdog. That’s John McCain and the campaign.  And if that doesn’t work, then he’s going to go to Sadistic Yard Bull.  And if that doesn’t work, then he’s going to go to Corrupt Bordertown Sheriff. And if that doesn’t work, Seen-it-All Bartender. And then Priest Who Tries to Communicate with Martians. And then the Alcoholic Safecracker. And then the Maniacal Hunter Who’s After Human Prey. And then the Shifty Racetrack Vet. And then the Retired Jewel Thief. And then the Archaeologist Who Scoffs at the Mummy’s Curse.”
-- Oct. 14

“You heard what happened at a rally yesterday. Sarah Palin mistook some of her supporters for hecklers. And you know, confusion happens in all walks of life. For example, a few weeks ago, John McCain mistook her for a legitimate candidate.”
--Oct. 14 

-- Matea Gold