McCain apologises for choosing the wrong Palin

Just a day after announcing his running mate in the forthcoming presidential election, Senator John McCain (72) has admitted that in a fit of absent-mindedness he flew in the wrong Palin. This would explain his muppet-like demeanour during yesterday’s press conference.

McCain informed the world’s press today that he doesn’t really mean to have a redneck, creationist hockey mom as his vice president, but rather the esteemed filmmaker, explorer and raconteur Michael Palin.

An internationally-respected authority on international affairs, Palin has his attention firmly on the threat to US hegemony from Europe. “Fucking Belgian bastards,” was one of his many outspoken comments earlier today. On being asked how he intends to deal with the EU, Palin replied: “Bomb Bwussels!”