Bill Maher's Political Report Card

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Funnyman Bill Maher is in high gear for the White House race -- and the candidates, Democrats and Republicans alike, aren't safe from Maher's over-the-top review!

Barack Obama's debating skills with John McCain earned the Illinois senator a barely passing grade from Maher. "That's Obama's fault," Bill jokes. "Obama needs a short catchy phrase like... 'There you go again, Grandpa.'"

As far as the 19-time Emmy nominee is concerned, GOP VP hopeful Sarah Palin isn't suited for the job she's vying for -- and gets a big "F" from Maher. "The idea that this Avon Lady is a heartbeat away from running the world is one of the most cynical things I've ever seen in American politics." Maher then offered a piece of advice to Palin's Dem rival Joe Biden for Thursday's Vice Presidential Debate -- while knocking the Alaska governor's knowledge of the issues. "Just bring up the subjects Sarah doesn't know anything about -- which is any one of them."

Bill turns his acid-tongued rants from politics to religion in his new documentary, "Religulous." The controversial flick opens in theatres October 3.

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