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  Season 34: Episode 7

08g: Ben Affleck / David Cook

Ben Affleck's Monologue

.....Ben Affleck

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen -- Ben Affleck!

Ben Affleck: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you very much! It's great to be back in New York, hosting "Saturday Night Live". Uh -- of course, like many of you, my mind is on next Tuesday, and this... incredibly important election. Uh, I've always been politiclaly active, myself. When I was a kid, my mom took me around to canvas for Jimmy Carter when he ran for re-election against Reagan. Uh, I even volunteered for -- for -- for Mondale and Ferraro. Of course, they lost, but, uh -- I did a little work for Dukakis when I was in high school. In 1992, I, uh -- volunteered for Paul Tsongas. He didn't win. [ he clears his throat ] Then, GORE! Uh -- then, Kerry. [ he clear his throat, embarrassed by his track record of failure ] So... basically, my support has the opposite effect. So, it seems the best thing I can do for the Democratic Party candidate -- uh -- is to stand here tonight, and announce my endorsement of Sen. John McCain. [ audience cheers ] He's actually here tonight! He's a great guy -- I can't wait to tell him the good news, I'm sure he'll be thrilled!

We have a great show tonight -- David Cook is here. Stick around, we'll be right back!

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