John McCain Telling Old Lawyer Joke

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Presidential contender John McCain has a lawyer joke that he routinely tells when he is on the stump, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports.

The well-known—and rather old—joke goes like this:

What is the difference between a catfish and a lawyer? One is a scum-sucking bottom dweller. The other is a fish.

McCain also told the joke on the Tonight Show. When asked to comment, McCain spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker simply told the blog, “It’s a joke.”

The blog’s comments section included several more jokes, including this one:

A junior partner at a national law firm dies in an accident. He meets St. Peter at the pearly gates and protests, “This has to be a mistake, I’m only 35 years old.”

St. Peter replies, “No mistake. According to your billing diaries, you’re 110.”

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