Live from New York it’s… Hillary Clinton! After ripping last week’s episode in an actual debate, the former First Lady slipped off the campaign trail and made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The show began with a satire of Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, poking fun at Clinton’s stance on health care and the softball questions posed to her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama.
“Life is too short to deal with this awful woman. Just give her what she wants,” Amy Poehler as Clinton said.
Following the SNL skit, Hillary Clinton appeared to praise the “reenactment … sort of,” she said, standing next to Amy Poehler wearing a matching outfit.
“The campaign is going well,” Clinton said when asked by her impersonator how things have been progressing. “Why? What have you heard?”
Hillary Clinton then exclaimed the trademark line that has opened the show for three decades, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!”
Ellen Page hosted the show, with Wilco – a band hailing from Chicago that has endorsed Barack Obama – as the musical guest.