• McCain Veepstakes – Official Vegas Betting Odds

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    Item! The word in Washington is that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is about to announce his pick for his vice-presidential running mate! This will be McCain's most important decision of the campaign. Whoever serves as his #2 will have the responsibilities of:

    * Serving as President of the U.S. Senate.

    *Being dispatched to dinner functions in countries whose cuisine gives McCain gas.

    * Running the country each night from 7 to 8 pm while McCain is watching Matlock.

    Washington Insiders have narrowed down McCain's choices to five front-runners and the Pages are pleased to give you our Official Vegas Betting Odds on each of them:

    Name Why He'll Get It Why He Won't Page's Betting Odds

    Tim Pawlenty

    Governor of Minnesota

    Evangelical Christian from a potential swing-state. Who wants a vice-president who can't even score with his own wife? 2 : 1

    Mitt Romney

    Former Governor of Massachusetts

    Only candidate who can carry the hedge fund and polygamy votes simultaneously. Americans might be intimidated by such a brilliant, accomplished, righteous, wealthy, handsome family man. (Source: Mitt Romney) Six : Half-Dozen

    Charlie Crist

    Governor of Florida

    Having an obviously gay man on the ticket could help McCain cut into a traditionally Democratic voting bloc. His dark orange tan clashes badly with the McCain campaign's blue-and-white theme colors. 69 : 1

    Joe Lieberman

    Senator from Connecticut

    Brings valuable experience in the field of losing vice-presidential campaigns. Comes with his own theme song. Dogged by insidious Washington whisper campaign that he is a Jew. 666 : 1

    Bobby Jindal

    Governor of Louisiana

    Introduced an Amber Alert for senior citizens in his home state, so he'll be ready to respond when McCain wanders off during a G-8 Summit. America may not be ready for a Catholic vice-president. 1.132 billion : 1

    Tags: Congressional Confidential, John McCain

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