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“Mr. McCain is the most private person to run for president since Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. He needs to share (or allow others to share) more about him, especially his faith. The McCain and Obama campaigns are mirror opposites. Mr. McCain offers little biography, while Mr. Obama is nothing but.”
– Karl Rove in a WSJ editorial today.

Hmmm…

Quick survey…raise your hand if you knew WELL before this campaign that McCain was shot down in Vietnam and suffered for years in a POW camp? All of you? Okay, good.

Rove knows very well that McCain’s personal narrative has been public knowledge for quite some time now, but that won’t stop the architect from trying to build yet another false premise…that of McCain as the “Un-celebrity.”

By the way, I have absolutely NO problem with John McCain being the political celebrity he is. Honestly, I don’t think he’d be the candidate this time around if he hadn’t been this well known. It definitely gave him a leg up on that massive field of Republican candidates. But it’s laughable to suggest that McCain is “most private person to run for president since Calvin Coolidge.” I mean…come on…

One last thing…click through to read a list of all of the television and movies John McCain has appeared on as “Himself”, including the wrestling program “WWF Raw is War”, the sitcom “The Tony Danza Show” and the film “Wedding Crashers.”

Courtesy of IMDB

“Today” …. Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
… aka NBC News Today (USA: promotional title)
… aka The Today Show (USA)
– Episode dated 21 July 2008 (2008) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 28 December 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself

“Late Night with Conan O’Brien” …. Himself / … (3 episodes, 2004-2008)
… aka Late Night with Conan O’Brien (Australia)
– Episode dated 18 July 2008 (2008) TV episode (as Senator John McCain) …. Herself
– Episode dated 25 May 2005 (2005) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 27 May 2004 (2004) TV episode …. Himself

“Entertainment Tonight” …. Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
… aka E.T. (USA: informal title)
… aka ET Weekend (Australia: weekend title)
… aka Entertainment This Week (weekend title)
… aka This Week in Entertainment (USA: weekend title)
– Episode dated 4 June 2008 (2008) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 9 May 2008 (2008) TV episode …. Himself

“Saturday Night Live” …. Himself / … (2 episodes, 2002-2008)
… aka NBC’s Saturday Night (USA: first season title)
… aka SNL (USA: informal title)
… aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)
… aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)
… aka Saturday Night Live ’80 (USA: sixth season title)
… aka The Best of Saturday Night Live (USA: rerun title)
– Steve Carell/Usher (2008) TV episode (as Senator John McCain) …. Himself
– Senator John McCain/The White Stripes (2002) TV episode …. Himself – Host

“Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” …. Himself (1 episode, 2008)
… aka Live with Regis (USA: new title)
… aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title)
– Episode dated 14 May 2008 (2008) TV episode (as Senator John McCain) …. Himself

“The O’Reilly Factor” …. Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2008)
– Episode dated 9 May 2008 (2008) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 8 May 2008 (2008) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 27 December 2007 (2007) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 26 July 2005 (2005) TV episode …. Himself

“The Daily Show” …. Himself (12 episodes, 2001-2008)
… aka A Daily Show with Jon Stewart (USA: new title)
… aka Jon Stewart (Australia)
… aka The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (USA: new title)
… aka The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition (International: English title: cut version)
– Episode dated 7 May 2008 (2008) TV episode (as Senator John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 16 August 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 24 April 2007 (2007) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 24 July 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 4 April 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
(7 more)

“WWF Raw Is War” …. Himself (1 episode, 2008)
… aka Raw Is War (USA: short title)
… aka WWE Monday Night RAW (USA: new title)
… aka WWE Raw (USA: new title)
… aka WWF Raw (USA: new title)
– Episode dated 21 April 2008 (2008) TV episode …. Himself

“The View” …. Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
– Episode dated 10 April 2008 (2008) TV episode (as Senator John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 8 November 2005 (2005) TV episode (as Sen. John McClain) …. Himself

“Late Show with David Letterman” …. Himself / … (8 episodes, 2001-2008)
… aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
… aka Letterman (Australia)
… aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
– Episode #15.90 (2008) TV episode (as Senator John McCain) …. Himself – Guest
– Episode #15.41 (2008) TV episode …. Himself – Pre-taped segment/’Late Show Candidate Spotlight’
– Episode #15.40 (2008) TV episode …. Himself – Pre-taped segment/’Late Show Candidate Spotlight’
– Episode dated 28 February 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 9 February 2006 (2006) TV episode …. Himself
(3 more)

“IFC News: 2008 Uncut” …. Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
– Episode #1.10 (2008) TV episode …. Himself
– Introducing the Circus (2007) TV episode …. Himself

“Larry King Live” …. Himself (9 episodes, 2004-2008)
– Jon McCain (2008) TV episode …. Himself
– With President Bush address Tonight (2007) TV episode …. Himself
– Sen. John McCain (2007) TV episode …. Himself
– Sen John McCain (2007) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 10 January 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself
(4 more)

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” …. Himself / … (10 episodes, 2001-2008)
– Episode dated 31 January 2008 (2008) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 29 August 2007 (2007) TV episode (as Senator John McCain) …. Herself
– Episode dated 28 August 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 7 August 2006 (2006) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 18 April 2006 (2006) TV episode …. Himself
(5 more)

CNN/YouTube Republican Debate (2007) (TV) …. Himself
“On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren” …. Himself (1 episode, 2007)
– Episode dated 20 September 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself

Darfur Now (2007) …. Himself

“The Situation Room” …. Himself (1 episode, 2007)
– Episode dated 5 July 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself

The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather (2007) (TV) (uncredited) …. Himself – Audience Member

“American Morning” …. Himself (1 episode, 2007)
– Episode dated 1 May 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself

“The Michael Smerconish Show on MSNBC” …. Himself (1 episode, 2007)
– Episode dated 24 April 2007 (2007) TV episode …. Himself

“Face the Nation” …. Himself (4 episodes, 2006)
– Episode dated 24 September 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 9 July 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 7 May 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 15 January 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself

“This Week” …. Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
– Episode dated 17 September 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 13 August 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 2 July 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 26 February 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 18 December 2005 (2005) TV episode (as Sen John McCain) …. Himself

“Meet the Press” …. Himself (6 episodes, 2003-2006)
… aka Meet the Press with Tim Russert (USA: complete title)
– Episode dated 20 August 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 2 April 2006 (2006) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 4 December 2005 (2005) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 19 June 2005 (2005) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 6 June 2004 (2004) TV episode …. Himself
(1 more)

“Hardball with Chris Matthews” …. Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
– Episode dated 14 July 2006 (2006) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 1 March 2005 (2005) TV episode …. Himself

“CNN Live Today” …. Himself (1 episode, 2006)
– Episode dated 8 June 2006 (2006) TV episode …. Himself

Port Town (2006) …. Himself

2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (2006) (TV) …. Himself

Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater (2006) …. Himself

“Tavis Smiley” …. Himself (1 episode, 2006)
– Episode dated 6 January 2006 (2006) TV episode …. Himself

“The Tony Danza Show” …. Himself (1 episode, 2005)
– Episode #2.55 (2005) TV episode …. Himself

“Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith” …. Himself (1 episode, 2005)
– Episode dated 10 November 2005 (2005) TV episode …. Himself

“The Charlie Rose Show” …. Himself (1 episode, 2005)
… aka Charlie Rose (USA: new title)
– Episode dated 31 October 2005 (2005) TV episode …. Himself

“ESPN 25: Who’s #1?” …. Himself (1 episode, 2005)
– The Best World Series (2005) TV episode …. Himself

“Beyond the Glory” …. Himself (1 episode, 2005)
– Ultimate Fighting Championship (2005) TV episode …. Himself

Wedding Crashers (2005) (uncredited) …. Himself

“NBC Nightly News” …. Himself (3 episodes, 2005)
– Episode dated 27 May 2005 (2005) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 26 May 2005 (2005) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself
– Episode dated 18 May 2005 (2005) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself

“ESPN SportsCentury” …. Himself (1 episode, 2005)
– Pat Tillman (2005) TV episode …. Himself

Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America’s POWs (2005)

Why We Fight (2005) …. Himself
… aka Nerf de la guerre, Le (France: TV title)

“60 Minutes” …. Himself (1 episode, 2004)
… aka TV Land Legends: The 60 Minutes Interviews (USA: rerun title)
– Episode dated 31 October 2004 (2004) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself

“Paula Zahn Now” …. Himself (3 episodes, 2004)
– Episode dated 28 September 2004 (2004) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 7 June 2004 (2004) TV episode …. Himself
– Episode dated 23 April 2004 (2004) TV episode …. Himself

“ABC Evening News” …. Himself (1 episode, 2004)
… aka ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings (USA: long new title)
… aka ABC World News with Charles Gibson (USA: new title)
… aka ABC WorldNews Tonight (USA: new title)
… aka Peter Jennings with the News (USA: new title)
– Episode dated 8 April 2004 (2004) TV episode (as Sen John McCain) …. Himself

“ABC News Nightline” …. Himself (1 episode, 2004)
… aka Nightline
– Episode dated 5 April 2004 (2004) TV episode (as Sen. John McCain) …. Himself

“Arizona Highways” (2004) TV series …. Himself (unknown episodes)

“Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson” …. Himself (1 episode, 2002)
… aka Listen Up! (USA: short title)
– Episode #1.1 (2002) TV episode …. Himself

Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief (2002) (TV) …. Himself

Return with Honor (1998)