Monday, May 12, 2008
Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton on SNL on 5/10/08
Did you see this clip of Amy Poehler on Saturday Night Live on Saturday 5/10/08? If not, then here it is. It is funny, mainly because the writers took everything that all of Hillary's harshest critics have said about her, and made them "qualities" that Hillary is proud of, in an effort to further demonstrate her toughness for not already conceding the nomination to Obama. It's a funny skit, and a lot of people who like Hillary find it offensive. Some Barack Obama supporters might find it a dead-on potrayal, perhaps not even funny, but as an indictment of the real Hillary. I think that people who like both Hillary and Obama, but who know that people are people, regardless of race, and who realize that racism is just a part of who we all are (no matter what color we are) will see this skit for what it is- simply a funny parody. Like all good parodies, there are some truths to it, but that's what makes all parodies funny.