"Like most Catholics, I do whatever I want"

You’ve got to see Saturday Night Live‘s take on the Vice Presidential debate.  Go to the link for the video.  Here are some excerpts:

“I’m from Janesville, Wisconsin, and he’s from Scranton, Pennsylvania,” Ryan says in the skit. “Do you know what the unemployment rate is in Scranton right now? It’s 10 percent. And I just wonder what the vice president would say to hardworking people of towns like Janesville and Scranton.”

“I guarantee you, [Janesville] is a paradise next to the burning coal heap that is Scranton, Pennsylvania,” Sudeikis’ Biden retorts. “Do you know that show, ‘The Walking Dead?’ It’d make a good tourism ad for Scranton. If you went to the lowest circle of hell, you’d still be 45 minutes outside of Scranton. I grew up there. I love it. It’s the single worst place on earth.” . . .

“Moving on, the baseball playoffs are in full swing, with four teams remaining,” McKinnon’s Raddatz says. “So, if you can, could you please speak personally about abortion?”

“I accept the teachings of the Catholic Church,” Sudeikis’ Biden responds. “But then, like most Catholics, I ignore them and do what I want.”

Go here: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/14/snl-does-last-weeks-vice-presidential-debate/#ixzz29KUWgmds

 

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • James Sarver

    “If you went to the lowest circle of hell, you’d still be 45 minutes outside of Scranton. ”

    This immediately reminded me of that classic Folksmen tune, ‘Never Did No Wanderin’, in which they sing

    “My mother was the wind and my father was the son
    of a railroad man from west of Hell
    where the trains don’t even run.”

    Now we know that bad neighborhood west of Hell is actually Scranton!

  • James Sarver

    “If you went to the lowest circle of hell, you’d still be 45 minutes outside of Scranton. ”

    This immediately reminded me of that classic Folksmen tune, ‘Never Did No Wanderin’, in which they sing

    “My mother was the wind and my father was the son
    of a railroad man from west of Hell
    where the trains don’t even run.”

    Now we know that bad neighborhood west of Hell is actually Scranton!

  • Rose

    Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
    Gal. 6:7

  • Rose

    Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
    Gal. 6:7

  • kerner

    The best news here is that a group like the SNL crowd is unable to resist mocking the president and VP. They wouldn’t do it in 2008, but now their failures are just too obvious to resist.

  • kerner

    The best news here is that a group like the SNL crowd is unable to resist mocking the president and VP. They wouldn’t do it in 2008, but now their failures are just too obvious to resist.

  • Tom Hering

    They wouldn’t do it in 2008 … (kerner @ 3)

    Huh? I just checked YouTube and found SNL spoofs of Obama the candidate and Obama the President from 2008 and 2009.

  • Tom Hering

    They wouldn’t do it in 2008 … (kerner @ 3)

    Huh? I just checked YouTube and found SNL spoofs of Obama the candidate and Obama the President from 2008 and 2009.

  • Cincinnatus

    kerner:

    ???

    SNL has had an Obama impersonator on staff–presumably intended to satirize/lampoon the President–since 2008, as well as a Biden impersonator.

  • Cincinnatus

    kerner:

    ???

    SNL has had an Obama impersonator on staff–presumably intended to satirize/lampoon the President–since 2008, as well as a Biden impersonator.

  • Dan Kempin

    I saw the first part of that skit. It was pretty good. I think it was the first truly funny SNL debate spoof since the classic Bush-Dukakis spoofs of ’88.

    (Well, I guess they were still pretty funny in ’92. )

  • Dan Kempin

    I saw the first part of that skit. It was pretty good. I think it was the first truly funny SNL debate spoof since the classic Bush-Dukakis spoofs of ’88.

    (Well, I guess they were still pretty funny in ’92. )

  • kerner

    In 2008 the Obama impersonator did not make Obama look ridiculous (as they clearly could have) Mostly, he sttod there and looked incredulous (how can this McCain guy be so stupid as to think he could beat me?) as the McCain impersonator was lampooned mercilessly. See here:

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=politicalhumor&cdn=entertainment&tm=8&gps=70_13_1093_500&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=9&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-thursday-debate-open/742065/

    ANd ask yourself who came off looking worse in this exchange:

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=politicalhumor&cdn=entertainment&tm=8&gps=70_13_1093_500&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=9&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-thursday-debate-open/742065/

    After ther election was over, the SNL skits started to poke gentle fun at Obama

    This was a great departure from 2000, when Will Farrell’s W looked dumb, but Darryl Hanna’s Al Gore looked even dumber.

  • kerner

    In 2008 the Obama impersonator did not make Obama look ridiculous (as they clearly could have) Mostly, he sttod there and looked incredulous (how can this McCain guy be so stupid as to think he could beat me?) as the McCain impersonator was lampooned mercilessly. See here:

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=politicalhumor&cdn=entertainment&tm=8&gps=70_13_1093_500&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=9&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-thursday-debate-open/742065/

    ANd ask yourself who came off looking worse in this exchange:

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=politicalhumor&cdn=entertainment&tm=8&gps=70_13_1093_500&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=9&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-thursday-debate-open/742065/

    After ther election was over, the SNL skits started to poke gentle fun at Obama

    This was a great departure from 2000, when Will Farrell’s W looked dumb, but Darryl Hanna’s Al Gore looked even dumber.

  • kerner

    Yikes! I meant Darryl HAMMOND!

  • kerner

    Yikes! I meant Darryl HAMMOND!

  • mikeb

    Rose @ 2

    God is not being mocked. Just his “people”.

    But don’t you think a Deity that can speak through the mouth of an ass has a pretty good sense of humor?

  • mikeb

    Rose @ 2

    God is not being mocked. Just his “people”.

    But don’t you think a Deity that can speak through the mouth of an ass has a pretty good sense of humor?

  • mikeb

    It seems that Biden took debate tips from Sudeikis’ Chris Matthews from the week before:

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/409935

  • mikeb

    It seems that Biden took debate tips from Sudeikis’ Chris Matthews from the week before:

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/409935


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