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November 2, 2008

Live From New York … McCain Acting Himself!


The fact McCain looked so relaxed alongside the anti-Palin drove home just how little chemistry he has with the real one.

I was also taken with Tina Fey’s reaction in the parting moment of the sketch (above) in which she broke character and gave McCain a look of genuine appreciation. What it suggested was — when he’s not trying to be something he’s not (which McCain’s self-effacing Weekend Update sketch established as almost never happening), he’s potentially likable.

SNL: McCain/Fey opening sketch; McCain Weekend Update

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