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McCain Shills Message On "SNL"

John McCain appeared on "Saturday Night Live" tonight (alongside Tina Fey as his running mate Sarah Palin) in what can only be described as an odd turn in the presidential election.

The opening night skit featured McCain and "Palin" on the cable shopping channel QVC, with McCain noting that while Barack Obama could afford buying time on three major networks, his campaign was forced down the channel.

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Among the "products" hawked by McCain were ten commemorative plates marking the ten town-hall debates the candidates had. Of course, those were the encounters proposed by McCain that Obama turned down, so the plates were simply white.

"Too bad, they're still nice plates," McCain said.

Another product was a set of McCain "tough pork knives," designed to cut through the toughest Congressional pork. Cindy McCain made an appearance as well as a presenter.

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Perhaps the most awkward moment was when "Palin" announced she was going "rogue" and introduced her line of "Palin 2012" T-shirts (asking buyers to please refrain from wearing them until after Tuesday) and proclaiming that she would either be a presidential candidate or the "white Oprah" after the election but would not be returning to Alaska.

Welcome to the final 71 hours of campaign 2008.

You can watch the video here.

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