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SNL's Opening Skit

Mark Hemingway at The Corner said last night that SNL's opening skit may have just cost Jack Murtha his reelection and that it will dominate the news today. After having seen it, as much as I'd like to see Murtha get tossed, I'm not sure if I agree. If you missed the opening skit, you can view it here. It definitely made Murtha look awful, but it didn't do Biden any favors either.

Update: Here's the embedded video for your viewing convenience:

Thanks, Ace.

Update II: This skit that makes fun of Obama's 30 minute ad is the only skit that I saw live last night. I called his ad buy the Barack Obama Show in this post a few days ago.


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It brought Murtha to the sp... (Below threshold)

It brought Murtha to the spotlight, but probably not much more. Some people in his district will be quite angry about what he said and that he brought a national spotlight to their little district.

What was more interesting is how they took Biden and Obama's previous words (clinging to guns and religion, going to be tested) and mixed it with exceptional satire (a child from the North, Neptune's trident, child not of women born) which really dulled the entire veracity of their words.

Yes, it was quite funny, and to most people they will see SNL as being fair to satirize both sides.

THE TRUTH, NOTHING BUT THE ... (Below threshold)
Vinny from NC:


Anyone who thinks SNL influ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Anyone who thinks SNL influences political fortunes is either delusional or somehow associated with the show.

The only time I ever hear SNL mentioned is on the Internet.

I guess this one lived up t... (Below threshold)

I guess this one lived up to their standards...

Hey Baron Von, remem... (Below threshold)

Hey Baron Von, remember that the press (read liberal windbags) thought that Palin was taken down when SHE was impaled on SNL. It works both ways, darn it /sarcasm alert.

No, they're not fair to bot... (Below threshold)

No, they're not fair to both sides because they don't ridicule Obama.

Everyone gets ridiculed but THE ONE.

Anyone who thinks SNL in... (Below threshold)

Anyone who thinks SNL influences political fortunes is either delusional or somehow associated with the show.

The only time I ever hear SNL mentioned is on the Internet.

Beat me to it. They're doing what they ought to be doing, mocking the powerful. But let's not get overzealous in estimating their ability to move votes.

Actually trends shifted in ... (Below threshold)

Actually trends shifted in Hillary's favor toward the end. She clung on to the end not only because of denial. The pendulum had begun to swing her way again. SNL was timed with that upswing for Hillary.

The O's on the microphones ... (Below threshold)

The O's on the microphones were a nice touch. I could have sworn he sounded like Bill Clinton at the end when he said, "Don't forget to vote...for me!"

Parthenon~"mocking... (Below threshold)


"mocking the powerful."

As well as the truly ludicrous, how unfortunate that they happen to be one in the same.

While the SNL skits are rea... (Below threshold)

While the SNL skits are reasonably funny, sometime real life is *funnier*.

WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West asks Joe Biden about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.

"Are you joking?" said Slo Joe.

Biden was than asked about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president.

"I don't know who's writing your questions," said Slo Joe.

Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.

"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.

McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."

As for my "funnier" remark... isn't it funny, for the last 7 plus years all we've heard is how Bush is "secretive, dislikes the press, doesn't hold press conferences, manages the press corp, yadda, yadda, yadda...."

Hell, one could say obama/biden are about to launch, if elected, into "four more years of Bush!!!!!"

Biden: "Let's get... (Below threshold)


"Let's get real, shall, we?"
"Obama is not trying to share the wealth!"
"Is this a joke?"
"What am I talkin' about?"

Ok - Jeremiah Wright was to... (Below threshold)

Ok - Jeremiah Wright was too funny.

Actually, the 20-somethings... (Below threshold)

Actually, the 20-somethings in my office have all been repeating the SNL election skits to each other and acting like they're representative of the candidates. Unfortunately.

The real story on Wizbang, ... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

The real story on Wizbang, of course, is that Kim Priestap has lost every ounce of whatever questionable credibility she ever had. She soiled her metaphorical britches in grand style "reporting" a "story," about a white, female McCain campaign worker who was allegedly attacked by a black, male Obama supporter, who, while carrying out this heinous deed, carved a "B" on her face with a knife. Which now of course has been has been exposed as an utter, total lie.

But let's concentrate on the Kimster, shall we? She's been completely and thoroughly exposed as a shrill, hysterical spokes-hole, a mindless, Palin-esque empty shell and tool who reflexively parrots, without investigation, without conscience, without the slightest glimmer of intelligence, the following idiocy:

"Drudge has the headline in red. These Obama cultists are dangerous and out of control. What the hell will these people do if the messiah loses on November 4th? Is this the new strategy to get Obama elected? Vote Obama or we'll riot, mutilate people and destroy property? Keep in mind, community activists used intimidation to get banks to give home loans to minority and high risk customers. They stormed bank lobbies and scared away customers. They harassed bank presidents at their homes. It seems they're willing to go even further and actually mutilate a McCain supporter. Will voters with McCain signs in their front yards be targeted, too? To me, this is an argument to defeat Obama soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for Obama."

Really Kim. Have you no pride? Have you no shame? Have you no decency?

You certainly have no credentials as a journalist, reporter or writer. You've embarrassed yourself about as totally as one can in public.

You've exposed yourself for what you are. The next time you link the words "Obama" and "terrorist" in the same sentence, please be sure to take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself just who the real terrorist seems to be here.

I wish you eight long, wonderful years in the country of President Obama. Get used to it. You've helped make it happen.

And we who support Obama can't thank you enough!

So... when will someone, an... (Below threshold)

So... when will someone, anyone with the tools ban this asshat "the truth" for incessantly cut and pasting the same tripe over, and over, and OVER in so many threads?

Let me rephrase that... asshole, not asshat.

Marc:Done.<p... (Below threshold)



Hell, before you even asked, it was done.


The Truth, wouldn't you bet... (Below threshold)

The Truth, wouldn't you better off touting your own "credibility" on a message board such as this one? His comments seem more like "your type."

"Birds of a feather do flock together..."

"Familiarity breeds contempt."

"Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country."

I tuned in about 10 min. af... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I tuned in about 10 min. after SNL started last night, and I was thinking the whole time that none of this stuff is funny. I thought the Vincent Price thing was terrible. Too bad I missed the first skit. That is hilarious! Good stuff. The rest of the show paled by comparison.

marc: "So... when will some... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

marc: "So... when will someone, anyone with the tools ban this asshat "the truth" for incessantly cut and pasting the same tripe over, and over, and OVER in so many threads?"

Jay Tea: "Marc:Done."


The Truth Reminds those who are technologically illiterate: IP#s are a dime a dozen. So hello again.

But actually, I'm going to give you a break and leave this irrelevant cesspool for a while Talking with gun-nuts, militarists, bible-thumpers, Kim Priestap and other loons gets boring after a while. The yawning lack of intellect evidenced makes it rather a chore.
And frankly, you're not remotely worth my time.

DO understand that I'll check in after the election to laugh at you guys, as we all know how that's turning out.

See you then. But for now, just suck it. LOL!

The Truth Has Spoken (and laughed at you once again, but maybe not for the last time. He comes and goes at his will, not yours.)

"truth'--that's what all qu... (Below threshold)

"truth'--that's what all queers say.

"truth'--that's what all... (Below threshold)

"truth'--that's what all queers say.

Stay classy, jhow!






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