The Alfred E. Smith Dinner in NYC is one of those things you look forward to hearing about every year because, for one night at least, politicians can just throw out some zingers and the only thing you’ll hear from their opponents are laughs.

McCain had some good ones…

McCain says he fired all of his campaign staff; “All of their positions will now be held by a man named Joe The Plumber.”

Says that Joe Biden falsely claims that Joe The Plumber isn’t rich enough trigger the Obama tax hike; “What they don’t know is that Joe The Plumber recently signed a lucrative contract to handle all the work on all seven of their houses.”

“It’s going to be a long, long night at MSNBC if I manage to pull this thing off. I understand that Keith Olbermann has ordered up his very own Mission Accomplished banner. They can hang it up in his padded room”

Obama too:

The housing crisis “has been eight times harder on John McCain.” […]

“I got my name Barack from my father…. it’s actually Swahali for “That one.”

My middle name, it’s not what you think. It’s actually “Steve.”

And here are the videos of each…



Pretty funny stuff.

Politics A Night For Laughs