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"Saturday Night Live" takes on the Rahm Emanuel apology

Any time Andy Samberg does anything on "Saturday Night Live", we watch.

And, when he decides to impersonate White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, we can barely contain our glee.

Below is Samberg/Emanuel's "apology" for the impolitic remark he made about disabled people in a health care strategy session last summer.

WARNING: While there are no actual swear words used -- this being broadcast television and all -- you can read between the lines pretty easily. So, if that's the kind of thing that offends you, you might want to steer clear of the video.

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  White House  
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The skit was hilarious. We can always count on the political writers at SNL to come up with a pretty good take on the infantile party hacks -- from both sides of the aisle -- trying to rule us. But I have to take exception with the general praise for Andy Samberg. Maybe I just don't get his Gen X sensibility, but (aside from the above which was probably written by Seth Meyers anyway) I find Samberg's humor pretty moronic. And don't get me started on his video vignettes!

Posted by: Ticdoulouroux1 | February 8, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: drivl | February 8, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

What dribbl left out of the stolen post:

Andrew Young is a North Carolina lawyer, specializing in John Edwards. The deceptions. The baby born to the mistress. It was his job to make sure the Diet Sprite never ran low. And when Edwards suggested that Young co-habitate with the senator’s mistress, to further an outrageous lie, Young set up the guest room and explained to his family that they now had new members.

Posted by: drivl | February 8, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"No one is surprised that you like bashing Democrats.

Posted by: drindl"

I don't think the skit was bashing of Emmanuel at all except maybe mocking him for his profanity. It was definitely Palin bashing, though. Yeah, she really is a gimmick.

Man, I don't remember the last time I slept into the afternoon.

Posted by: DDAWD | February 8, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Well, Chris,

It took you @#%#&** long enough to post the #**&@%$ video, didn't it?

Thank you for allowing me time to change my (under)pants from the previous viewing. Unlike certain commentators here, I haven't yet turned to 'Depends'.

Posted by: sverigegrabb | February 8, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

'And, when he decides to impersonate White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, we can barely contain our glee.'

No one is surprised that you like bashing Democrats.

Posted by: drindl
He likes bashing tolerant and compassionate Demo statists that take glee in bashing the handicapped.

Posted by: leapin | February 8, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

d, let's be accurate. He does take breaks for when his moms brings mac and cheese now to the basement.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 8, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

In case you're new here, drivl/moonbat/zouk/snobama pulls his potty chair up to the keyboard about noon -- presumably when he wakes up, and then posts here every two minutes, the same infantile diatribe over and over again, all day long.

Posted by: drindl | February 8, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Judson Phillips is a Tennessee lawyer, specializing in personal injury lawsuits, drunk-driving cases and men who get into trouble beating their wives. It was his idea to incorporate Tea Party Nation as a money-making venture and charge $349 to hear Sarah Palin talk about what’s wrong with America over steak and lobster this weekend in Nashville.

If there’s money to be made hitching your wagon to a politician trading in populism, well, who can fault these fine folks for seizing the opportunity. They must know, the check is more reliable than the politician.

Palin and Judson are two of an American archetype, opportunists playing to outrage while taking care of themselves. They can both hold an audience without saying anything of substance, or even making sense.

They repeat certain phrases: “good people,” “real Americans” and “God’s will” for Palin; “hard-working folks,” “two Americas” and “millworker’s son” for Edwards. Code words, time-worn and simple, that say: I’m one of you.

Members of the Tea Party movement, from people who can’t stand having an African-American in the White House to those genuinely concerned about the sea of debt, share at least one thing: they fear the country has gone to ruination.

They see “elites” in banking, on Wall Street, in Washington, getting theirs at a time when average income did not go up a dime over the last, lost decade. They should be mad. America is passing them by.

Posted by: drindl | February 8, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Off topic?? Are you new here. dribbl sets the topic every morning shortly after her marching orders are received from Kos, Huff and FireDog. This makes it very easy for brain dead liberals to all agree on a simple thought for the day. As you know, a simple thought is pretty much the extreme edge of intellect for modern liberals.

these days it is mandatory to find some local story about a wayward conservative foibles. there is simply no substance for touting Obimbo's successes. And no metion of failure is allowed. Hence the sound of crickets from the left on his work.

Health care - flop. trial in NY - flop. deadline for Iran - flop. stimulus - flop. treatment of bombers - flop. openness and transparency - flop. no lobbyists - flop.cap and tax - flop. global warming - flop. olympics in chicago - flop. winning elections - flop

Now do you see why they desperatly need to stay of the topic of Obimbo?

Posted by: drivl | February 8, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

No one is surprised the comments went off topic in under ten minutes.

Seriously, though. Facebook? What the hell, Palin.

Posted by: thecorinthian | February 8, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

dribbl has only one email today due to the snow. Please accomodate her carpet posting on the only topic in her pea sized brain for the day.

she will continue to post the same thing over and over until some fellow moonbat agrees with her. these were her instructions. there is no individual thinking allowed in her hive.

Posted by: drivl | February 8, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Another summit? Yeah that will solve everything.

Why do I get the notion that Obimbo's quiver is empty.

Posted by: drivl | February 8, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

actual DC news:

A Democratic leadership source told TPMDC they are considering options for putting the Ryan plan on the floor, forcing Republicans to vote for or against a plan they don't want to talk about. This appears to be the Ryan bill, with seven GOP co-sponsors.

While conservative groups love the plan - which cuts Social Security and Medicare benefits before effectively privatizing the entitlement programs - and Ryan says he's willing to lose his job over presenting new policy ideas, GOP leaders are backing away.

We told you Friday the Democrats plan to force a vote on a resolution that "expresses the will of House Democrats to preserve Social Security and reaffirms our commitment to working in a bipartisan way to make common sense adjustments to strengthen the program for generations to come."

Posted by: drindl | February 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

This Saturday they can satirize the Blair House Summit, much like the Beer Summit in the Rose Garden this will be a 'Rope-A-Dope' delivery to the media.

Posted by: RayOne | February 8, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

No one is surprised you have not an original thought in your head dribbl.

Posted by: drivl | February 8, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

'And, when he decides to impersonate White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, we can barely contain our glee.'

No one is surprised that you like bashing Democrats.

Posted by: drindl | February 8, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

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