McCain and Jay Leno Joke About His Age
By Michael D. Shear
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), makes an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Aug. 25, 2008, in Burbank, Calif. (AP/Mary Altaffer)
BURBANK, Calif. -- Bowing to the inevitability that Jay Leno would crack jokes about his age, Sen. John McCain came armed with one of his own.
"You've got enough of those," Leno cracked. "You need a white one, too." Later, he asked McCain: "For $1 million, how many houses do you have?"
At that, McCain got serious, saying he had been imprisoned for five-and-a-half years during the Vietnam war, and that "I didn't have a house. I didn't have a kitchen table. I didn't have a table."
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