Today’s a slow day for news, so why not have a laugh? John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live last night, giving a campaign speech about “oldness” as a way of disarming the age issue. Take a look:

I’m really not much of a fan of these kinds of appearances, but McCain has a tough road to run in this election against a charismatic opponent. He needs to find ways around Obama’s stage presence, and one way to do that is with humor, especially self-deprecating humor. Hillary Clinton has tried this, though, and it didn’t work out well for her, although she never seemed to loosen up enough to roll with the humor like McCain does.I think this SNL excerpt from 2006 worked better, though …

Update: I haven’t seen Barack Obama make these kinds of appearances as yet. No sense of humor, or simply a little too dignified?