I Want to Marry SNL and Have, Like, Ten Million of its Babies.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Saturday Night Live?  Because I do.  Yes, there are years where they kind of fall off the ball a bit and years where their cast is lacking but they’ve always had their finger on the pulse of America, especially when it comes to politics.

Earlier in the year, it seemed like the press had not only gotten into bed with Senator Obama, they were getting measured for rings.  Even I, an staunch Obama supporter, thought it was getting a bit ridiculous.  It was like he could do no wrong, there were little flubs here and there that were edited out of his broadcasts, things like that that really showed the media’s favoritism.

And this is coming from the person who wears a “Barack and Roll” pin.

Hillary was truly getting the short end of the stick.  Now, Hillary is a strong, bitchy woman (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and the media, as well as people in general, have no problem attacking a strong woman.

So, while all of this is going on, here comes SNL with the second debate between the two contenders.


Campbell Brown: In 1992, Hillary Clinton’s husband, William Jefferson Clinton, became the 42nd President of the United States. A few years after that, he cheated on her again, and she was able to ride the ensuing wave of sympathy into the U.S. Senate, against a weak Republican opponent in an overwhelmingly Democratic state. In the Senate, she is widely known as a good listener, with an excellent attendance record. 

And our first question is for Senator Obama, from Jorge Ramos. 

[ cut to Jorge Ramos, with Question Tag: “Is There Anything We Can Get Sen. Obama?” ] 

Jorge Ramos: Uh — Senator Obama… are you comfortable? Is there anything we can get for you? 

Barack Obama: No. Thank you. I’m fine. 

Campbell Brown: John King, a follow-up? 

[ Question Tag now reads: “Is Sen. Obama Sure There Isn’t Anything We Can Get Him? Because It’s Really No Trouble.” ] 

John King: Senator Obama, uh — a minute ago, Jorge Ramos asked if there was anything we could get you, and you said, “No, thank you. I’m fine.” My question is: Are you sure? Because it’s, you know, it’s really no trouble. 

Barack Obama: [ motioning his hand ] I… am quite sure. Thank you, though. 

Because, really, it was getting a bit ridiculous.  After that sketch and a brief Clinton interview with Jon Stewart, the media kind of woke up all of a sudden and started acting like the media again.  SNL brought up the reality of the situation and forced us to admit to it.  They went where the traditional media was afraid to go.

Flash forward a few months later and the same thing was happening with Sarah Palin.  The media began giving McCain/Palin a bit of a free ride and Obama’s campaign fell into a slump.  As much as I’d like to complain, I do think that Palin has a great deal of charisma and in that respect (and that respect only) she was a good pick for McCain.  He got his little post-convention bump quickly.

And then…  *sigh* like a good friend SNL came back into the picture with Tina Fey donning the Palin glasses and hair bun.

“I can see Russia from my house.”

I’m just going around saying that to people now.  I’m not going to quote the video anymore because I know you’ve all seen it.  Suffice to say that that SNL sketch was on MSNBC at least five times an hour the following Monday.  Thus, the free ride for Sarah Palin is over.  Now we get to read about Trooper-gate and tanning beds.  I’d like to give Tina Fey and Amy Poehler a kiss.

Of course, it doesn’t help the McCain/Palin free ride that the banking system is hemorrhaging this week or with McCain going around saying the fundamental of our economy are still strong.


~ by atypicalsnowman on September 17, 2008.

One Response to “I Want to Marry SNL and Have, Like, Ten Million of its Babies.”

  1. I totally missed this and hope there is a rerun. We are all doing ok at home. Still no cable and internet but thats ok. Must come visit soon!!!

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