The fact that shows like Saturday Night Live can thrive for decades on political satire and parody, lampooning presidents and presidential wannabes alike, says a lot about our democracy. And SNL can often be brutally unforgiving. For that reason, I give a lot of credit to politicians who agree to appear on the show.
McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin, has already appeared on Saturday Night Live and was, primarily, the butt of their jokes. Last night, it was John McCain‘s turn and it looked to me like a candidate who has conceded defeat while taking some jabs at the running mate who has been a drag on his ticket. The opening sketch was remarkable in its portrayal of Palin and, more importantly, McCain’s agreement to participate in it:
That’s one funny McCain. The audience clearly appreciated he and Cindy McCain’s willingness to play along. McCain also made light of his campaign’s strategy for winning the election:
Lastly, Ben Affleck did a devastating parody of Keith Olbermann. It’s a must see.