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SNL features GOP debate among undeclared candidates

By Michael Krebs     May 8, 2011 in Entertainment
NBC's Saturday Night Live featured a Fox News debate among the 2012 GOP presidential candidates that have yet to formally declare their candidacy, with a re-introduction of Tina Fey's famous Sarah Palin impersonation.
Publicly declaring her plans to run for president for the rest of her life, Sarah Palin, as characterized so perfectly by Tina Fey, returned to NBC's Saturday Night Live last night for a 2012 debate among GOP presidential candidates that have yet to formally declare their candidacy.
Included in the debate were Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich. The debate was hosted by SNL's version of Fox News' Shepard Smith.
"I'm Shepard Smith," Smith began. "My voice is both reassuring and deeply unsettling."
Smith then introduced the candidates as those we "wished we knew less about," beginning with a sheepish Mitt Romney.
"I've been smiling for the last four years, but I haven't been happy once," Romney said.
Smith then introduced Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, but the audience roared when he got to Sarah Palin.
"It's just so great to be back on Fox News, a network that both pays me and shows me the questions ahead of time," Palin said. "And I just hope the 'lame-stream' media won't twist my words by repeating them verbatim."
Donald Trump used the opportunity primarily to promote his "Celebrity Apprentice" program, and when given the opportunity Newt Gingrich ducked out early. Michele Bachmann detailed her plans for establishing a "fatal attraction" with American voters, one that had an affect on host Shepard Smith.
But Sarah Palin detailed her plans for the American people, saying she was happy to see Katie Couric.
"I am planning a trip to the Middle East where I will be filming a cameo in Hangover 3, The Third Hangover," Palin said. "The fellas go to a bar and I'm there. I also recently purchased Rosetta Stone: English. But the important thing for the American people to know is that I'm going to be running for president every four years for the rest of my life. It's my Olympics and I intend to win a whole bunch of silvers."
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