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Saturday Night Live Spoofs the Presidential Campaign

By February 25, 2008

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Mike Huckabee on SNL After sitting on the sidelines throughout the presidential primary season, Saturday Night Live returned to the air with a series of political punches.

Mike Huckabee appeared on "Weekend Update" and poked fun at his continued presence in the presidential race, despite the fact that it's mathematically impossible for him to win.
Huckabee: "Fortunately…I'm not a math guy. I'm more of a miracle guy. So, at this point, I'm going to focus on the miracle part. But if that miracle doesn't happen, let me assure the American people that Mike Huckabee does not overstay his welcome. When it's time for me to go, I'll know, and I'll exit out with class and grace."
Huckabee then lingered on the set as the "Weekend Update" anchors tried to get him to leave. (Watch video clip)

Tina Fey Endorses Hillary: 'Bitch Is the New Black'

Tina Fey Endorses Hillary Clinton on SNL Host Tina Fey, also appearing on "Wekend Update," heralded Hillary Clinton's groundbreaking presidential campaign and took a few pointed swipes at her critics:
Fey: "Women have come so far as feminists that they don't feel obligated to vote for her just because she is a woman. Women today feel perfectly free to make whatever choice Oprah tells them to."

Fey: "Which raises the question, why are people abandoning Hillary for Obama? Some say they are put off by the fact that Hillary can't control her husband and that we would end up with co-presidents. 'Cause that would be terrible, having two intelligent, qualified people working together to solve problems. Why would you let Starsky talk to Hutch? I want to watch that show 'Starsky.'"

Fey: What bothers me the most is that people say that Hillary's a bitch. Let me say something about that. Yeah, she is. And so am I. And so is this one [Fey points to Amy Poehler]."
Poehler: "Yeah, deal with it."
Fey: "Bitches get stuff done. That's why Catholic schools use nuns as teachers and not priests. Those nuns are mean, old clams, and they sleep on cots and they are allowed to hit you. At the end of the school year, you hated those bitches, but you knew the capitol of Vermont. I'm saying it's not too late, Texas and Ohio. Get on board. Bitch is the new black!" (Watch video clip)
SNL Mocks Pro-Obama Media Bias

SNL also lampooned the media's adoration of Barack Obama during the show's opening skit, which featured prominent reporters falling all over thesmelves to compliment the Democratic frontrunner (played by SNL's new "Fauxbama," Fred Armisen), while trashing Hillary Clinton (played by Poehler). (Watch video clip)

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