Just when you think all is lost in politics

Last night, John McCain and Barack Obama spoke that the annual Al Smith Dinner. They poked fun at themselves and each other.

And he referred to the awkward moment in the second debate when he disdainfully referred to Mr. Obama as “that one.” “He doesn’t mind at all,’’ Mr. McCain said. “In fact, he even has a pet name for me: George Bush.’’

Mr. Obama, for his part, told the audience that his first name was actually Swahili for “that one.’’ And he had a startling revelation: “My middle name is actually Steve,” he said. “Barack Steve Obama.”

Read the NY Times article.