October 17th, 2008


Sen. Obama speaking at the Al Smith dinner

"I'm also glad to see that Senator Schumer is here, and I also see that he's brought some of his loved ones. Those would be the folks with the cameras and the notebooks in the back of the room."

"Many of you know that I got my name, 'Barack,' from my father. What you may not know is that 'Barack' is actually Swahili for 'That One.' And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didn't think I'd ever run for President."


Sen. McCain gets his turn at the Al Smith dinner

"It's gonna be a long, long night at MSNBC if I manage to pull this thing off. For starters, I understand that Keith Olbermann has ordered up his very own Mission Accomplished banner. And they can hang that in whatever padded room has been reserved for him."

"We all know the Press is really an independent, civic-minded, and non-partisan group -- like ACORN. ACORN is helping to register groups previously excluded, overlooked, and under-served: Second graders, the deceased, Disney characters..."