Friday, October 17, 2008

Candidates Roast Each Other At Al Smith Memorial Dinner

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner raises money annually for Catholic Charities in honor of New York Governor Al Smith, the first Catholic presidential candidate. It has evolved into a forum for humorous speeches aimed at the political scene.

Every four years, presidential candidates take part in the dinner. I'm going to be even-handed this time by stating that both of this year's candidates delivered winning routines with fine comedic timing. They roasted each other, but left time for some gracious comments. I recommend viewing both presentations as welcome campaign comedy relief.

John McCain presented the first speech:

Barack Obama followed:

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