Ed Driscoll

Speaking Of Saturday Night Live Sketches...

Too bad President Obama doesn’t have an (R) after his name–because this would be prime material for an SNL sketch, at least during the show’s earlier, funnier period:

WASHINGTON – Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.

Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No matter — he would give the same speech to the two different audiences.

But Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Cowen stopped and looked back at the president to say, “That’s your speech.”

Obama laughed and returned to the podium to offer what might have been Cowen’s remarks. In doing so, President Obama thanked President Obama for inviting everyone over.

Mister we could use a man like Gerry Ford again–err, except that we apparently have him (minus the war record and decades of Congressional experience, of course).

Update: Perhaps SNL might want to farm out the writing if they choose to make a sketch of this; I can think of an excellent, if uncredited former contributor who’d likely be happy to draft something.

(Via Allapundit on Twitter.)