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Just as the aging foreign leader circulates a grainy self-videotape to stave off rumors of his own death, so John McCain appeared on this week’s Saturday Night Live in an attempt to prove that his campaign was still alive. McCain ribbed himself alongside pseudo running-mate Tina Fey in a show-opening mock infomercial and on fake news sketch Weekend Update. McCain always does fine with comedy (he’s always been a pretty good Daily Show guest). Whether or not it will help him tomorrow remains to be seen.

Yep, still kicking.