Then at the debate, Hillary referenced a joke from SNL, essentially insinuating that the media coddles Barack.
Then, this week, the cold start of SNL begins with a decidedly unfunny cameo.
Sock it to me?
Are the producers SO afraid of a black president?
"How well an "SNL" cast member is able to correctly identify and portray those "mildly irritating" traits will be part of the decision behind who plays Obama Saturday - and possibly for much longer.
Keenan Thompson - the only black cast member of "SNL" - had been believed to be the favorite for the job, but Michaels says the show has been holding auditions for the part. The only real portrayal of Obama on "SNL" so far was by Obama himself, when he turned up briefly for a sketch last fall. "