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Presidential Gaffes: John McCain 

In 2002, the presidential hopeful hopped on stage to serenade a small catalog of Barbara Streisand tunes in front of an SNL audience to promote a faux cover album (don’t blink or you’ll miss the album cover). This wasn’t just an ill attempt at some political retaliation, but a way to buff up his crippled public persona.


“…for over 20 years, I’ve had Barbera Streisand trying to do my job. So I decided to try my hand at her job” (Much to McCain’s dismay, Streisand has raised her fist on a plethora of liberal issues, such as women’s reproductive rights, global warming and the Iraq War).


Babs may have won the singing contest in a landslide (the ex-POW does her no justice), but it looks like she isn’t the only funny girl in town. After initially nodding my head in disgust a few times, I was surprised to find he actually squeezed a few chuckles out of me. For instance:


“Do I know how to sing? About as well as she knows how to govern America!”


The senator’s public persona may get it all wrong most of the time (many of McCain’s “jokes” have been dubbed political disasters: Chelsea Clinton’s adolescent ugliness, the bomb Iran song, or the IED he said he smuggled over for John Stewart), but this is a rare instance where he hits the right note with his quip.


Watch as he hilariously rains on your parade:


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