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Candid campaign confessions from 'Saturday Night Live's' Hillary Clinton

Anybody who watches the guest interview parts of the Sunday morning political talk shows gets more than his or her weekly dose of carefully-crafted campaign talking points.

It sounds like the politicians are answering the question. But half the time, if you run the tape back and re-listen, it's the answer they wanted to give to a question they didn't want to get.

Sure, "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" and Jay and Dave and Jimmy do their nightly best to offer comedic insights to our zany politics. But it's too bad that fans of politics must wait almost a full week for the real thing on the next edition of NBC's long-lived "Saturday Night Live." There's a reason for the long-lived part.

This clip, from this last Saturday, is a classic, featuring ''Hillary Clinton'' making the case for why she should be the Democrats' presidential choice to run against Sen. John McCain instead of what's-his-name from Illinois, who's trying to steal the nomination simply because he has more votes, delegates and states won.

Click on this video and enjoy.

-- Andrew Malcolm

 
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Very funny!!!!!!! I hope SNL takes after Obama, as intensely as it skewered Clinton.

Are we certain that this was not from a documentary?

Hillary says she has the white votes and some of them are without HS or college education. If they are not educated how do they really know what or who they are voting for stand for? Are they just voting for her because she is white?

In RE to Mike's ?
If they are not educated how do they really know what or who they are voting for stand for? Are they just voting for her because she is white? ANS. Yes!

Mike Dunn

People who haven't graduated from college or high school can read, and see the news. They know who they are voting for and why. Working people don't like Obama because he is an elitist empty suit. It has nothing to do with the color of his skin.

I was offended by the May 10th Saturday Night Live opening skit. In our society, it is impolite to call anyone a racist for supporting a particular candidate. The skit implied that anyone who opposed Barack Obama is a racist.

As a young activist in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I was a member of Students for a Democratic Society. I was the director of the Venice Draft Information Center. I knew many members of the Weathermen (Weather Underground) faction of SDS. They were haters and anarchists who wanted to destroy American society. They did not want to change things for the better. They were simply seeking death and destruction.

Obama announced his candidacy at the home of two members of the Weathermen who still defend their anarchist bombings. He serves on the board of a foundation with one of them. He associated with them during his community organizing days. He has never renounced them.

I will never vote for a Nazi or a klansman. Nor will I vote for someone who associates with them. In part, I judge you by the company you keep.

In a similar vien, I can never ever vote for Barack Obama due to his association with William Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn, and Jeremiah Wright. His comments in San Francisco confirmed to me that he espouses the same elist philosophy of those with who he chooses to associate.

'As a young activist in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I was a member of Students for a Democratic Society. '

You should have studied a bit more in school. Our government is supposed to be a Republic! A Republic that is governed by the law; the constitution. A Democracy is run by the whims of the people/majority with no oversight or 'set in stone' rules or laws or principles. The athenian lawmaker Solom was very wise in that reguard - so was Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers.

I do agree with your overal message but things like that just bother me.


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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