If soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore’s testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday wasn’t funny enough for you, Conan O’Brien’s satirical cast of a new NBC, made for television movie about problems facing the White House is sure to give you a chuckle.
However, please be forewarned that some degree of liberal bias is in this casting, as O’Brien clearly took stronger swings at Republicans. Yet, all in all, it’s pretty funny:
Valerie Plame will be played by Emma Thompson
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be played by Carlos Mencia
Gen. Peter Pace will be played by “Dewey” from “Malcolm in the Middle”
Republican Presidential hopeful Fred Thompson will be played by “Law and Order’s” Fred Thompson
Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy will be played by the Muppet “Statler”
Sen. Chuck Schumer will be played by "Grandpa Munster"
NY Times reporter Judith Miller will be played by "Peppermint Patty"
Karl Rove will be played by "Jabba the Hut"
Donna Shalala will be played by Jackie Mason
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be played by porn star Ron Jeremy
Harriet Miers will be played by "Dobby" from “Harry Potter”
And, regardless of the satirical nature of this “skit,” I can’t bring myself to disgrace the Office of the President by repeating O’Brien’s casting suggestion for President Bush. Sorry.