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Saturday Night Live Welcomes Hillary Clinton to the Presidential Race

Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:18 AM

One day ahead of Hillary Clinton's planned entry into the 2016 presidential race, Saturday Night Live sent up the former secretary of state with a cold open featuring Kate McKinnon as the almost-candidate and Darrell Hammond as her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

The sketch shows a nervous Clinton struggling to tape an announcement video on her own cellphone. “I'm scared. I'm kidding. Let's do this,” the character says, launching into some verbal warm-up exercises, including “Hillary's a granny with a twinkle in her eye.” An assistant suggests she scrap an early take—“Citizens, you will elect me. I will be your leader”—by deleting it from her phone, to which she jokes: “Know a thing or two about that.”

An unhelpful Bill, hovering in the background, interrupts her with jokes about women, cellphone cameras, and a thinly veiled desire to return to politics himself.

In a dig at a potential Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton's character says former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley “sounds like a Simpsons character.” (The real O'Malley tweeted: “For the record, I've always loved The Simpsons.”)





 


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One day ahead of Hillary Clinton's planned entry into the 2016 presidential race, Saturday Night Live sent up the former secretary of state with a cold open featuring Kate McKinnon as the almost-candidate and Darrell Hammond as her husband, former President Bill Clinton.The...
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