John McCain and Bill Clinton both got themselves in trouble Tuesday due to inappropriate humor. McCain joked about his choice for Vice President with her husband, while Clinton made a questionable remark about the Palin's daughter.
McCain was having a beer with Todd Palin when he asked if he had any naked pictures of his wife. Palin said he did not. McCain then reached into his jacket and asked if he wanted some. Shortly after the two enjoyed a good belly laugh, McCain's rendition of the classic joke aired on CNN. A McCain spokesman said that the Senator "deeply regrets his mistake."
McCain has had problems in the past with rape jokes and other dubious exercises in comedy. Tonight Show host Jay Leno asked the Republican nominee to "leave comedy to us professionals and stick to your day job."
Bill Clinton, meanwhile, mishandled a question about the Palin's 17-year-old pregnant daughter, Bristol. Clinton said that getting pregnant didn't make her a bad girl. He then snickered and said he'd be happy to serve as a chaperone for her and teach her how to smoke cigars. He said he was just kidding, but Hillary still slapped him upside the head.