Barack Obama on the Late Show and SNL

Barack Obama on the Late Show and SNL

Democrat Barack Obama appeared on the Late Show earlier this week ahead of the US Presidential elections in November. Obama spoke about his recent comments about putting lipstick on a pig (referring to the Republican’s election stance) when Letterman asked him if he had ever tried to actually put lipstick on a pig. Barack said he hadn’t “but I think it might be fun to try”. Senator Barack Obama’s appearance on the 10th September 2008 show was his 5th visit to the Late Show. Obama said “the policies of John McCain would be the pig”.

In other news, Barack Obama will also appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend – the first episode of the new season. AFP says “quite what the Democratic presidential hopeful will do on the program this time is still being worked out, the aides said, but it is a safe bet that the hosts will extract comedy value out of some of the recent campaign sparring”.

WashingtonPost.com (The Trail) – “Obama on Letterman Talks Lipstick & Pigs”
AFP – “Obama returns to cult comedy show”
YouTube – Video clip from the Barack Obama interview on the Late Show

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