On December 1, John McCain was on The Colbert Report plugging his new book (in preparation for a presidential run?). As the interview began, Colbert remarked that McCain was one of the last guests who will appear on the show.
“You’re scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh?” McCain responded.
No, no, Colbert assured him. “We have saved the best for last, to paraphrase the Gospel.”
“What chapter in the Bible is that?” McCain laughed–trying to show that he got the joke. (Hey look, young people–I may be old, but I’m still “with it.”)
At which point Colbert spent a few seconds recounting the story of the wedding at Cana, where Jesus turned the water to wine, and the master of the feast expressed surprise to the bridegroom that he had saved the best wine to serve at the end. The audience cheered as McCain prepared to recover from his embarrassment.
“How are you going to appeal to Christian conservatives if you don’t know your Gospel, sir?” Colbert jibed.
“Now I remember,” McCain fake-laughed. “Thank you for refreshing my memory.”
Click the link to watch the video–the exchange occurs in about the first minute.