5 Funny Jokes From Barack Obama and John McCain at the Al Smith Dinner

At the annual dinner, candidates get a chance to roast themselves and each other.


1. McCain : "This morning I dismissed my entire team of senior advisers. All of their positions will now be held by a man named Joe the Plumber."

2. Obama : "I was originally told we'd be able to move this outdoors to Yankee Stadium.... Can somebody tell me what happened to the Greek columns that I requested?"

3. McCain : "This campaign . . . began so long ago with the heralded arrival of a man known to Oprah Winfrey as 'The One.' Being a friend and colleague of Barack, I just called him 'That one.'... He doesn't mind at all.... he even has a pet name for me—George Bush."

4. Obama : "Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jorel, to save the planet Earth."

5. McCain : "It's gonna be a long, long night at MSNBC if I manage to pull this thing off."

Source: Kansas City Star