On the heels of Mike Huckabee’s guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last week, Hillary Clinton also did a skit on the show this week-end.

In his skit, Huckabee was interviewed by “Weekend Update” co-host Seth Myers, whereas Hillary delivered an “Editorial Response” to this skit about the Dem debate in Cleveland (the mock Hillary said she plans to fight special interests by being “so annoying, so pushy, so grating so bossy and shrill, with a personality so unpleasant” lobbyists will just want her to “shut up and leave us in peace”).  

As political satire must by definition, both skits revealed essential truths about the two candidates.

Huckabee was affable and low-key, his “cluelessness” was self-deprecating (“Normally I pick up on those things [cues to leave]. Sorry.”) and he reinforced his image as a funny, likeable fellow.

Hillary Clinton read her lines in the same stentorian tone she uses in her speeches – which comes off as talking at you and not to you – and her cluelessness was self-delusional (“The campaign is going well. Very, very well.”). In the skit, Hillary also grilled her SNL counterpart Amy Poehler (“Do I really laugh like that?” and “Why, what have you heard [about how the campaign is going]?”), which only served to reinforce her image as annoying, pushy, grating, bossy and shrill.  

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