Ed Driscoll

"Hey, Great Obama Mask!"

Interesting postmodern progression as liberal politics and show business continue their increasingly seamless blending. In 1992, it was a novelty when candidate Bill Clinton appeared on Arsenio Hall’s chat show with his saxophone and Wayfairers. Then five years later, real-life footage of by-then President Clinton added verisimilitude when carefully inserted into key points of the Jodie Foster sci-fi drama, Contact. On Saturday, Barack Obama willingly appeared in in a sketch on Saturday Night Live to mock Hillary:

Can an interview with himself be far behind?

(Presumably, the current staff of SNL holds both Obama and Hillary in greater esteem than their predecessors did Gerald Ford, when he made his cameo appearance introducing the show while in office.)

Update: “Kind of funny, but not very presidential.”