'SNL' Bashes Blogger Media Critics; 'Slutty' Norah O'Donnell
This all happened on a fictional version of CNN's "Situation Room" with anchor Wolf Blitzer.
The fictional Wolf Blitzer speculated about who would leave the administration next.
"John Snow, Scott McClellan and Donald Rumsfeld are rumored to be next. Is this the beginning of a Bush staff bloodbath?"
There was breaking news.
"This just in. White House press secretary Scott McClellan resigned to, quote, "spend more time with his family." His replacement has already been named as Brittany Doyle. What can you tell us about Brittany Doyle, Terry?"
Terry Kent, the new White House chief of staff, says Brittany Doyle is "Chief Justice Roberts' baby-sitter. She's 16. Very popular in her school, very confident. And chairman of the prom committee. I think she's a great choice to handle the White House press corps."
Wolf Blitzer says they'll listen in as the new press secretary, played by Lindsay Lohan, conducts a news conference.
NBC's Norah O'Donnell asks her if "the administration will cave into pressure and replace" Rumsfeld.
Quips Secretary Doyle: "The President won't change his opinion about someone because people say bad stuff about him. I mean, if someone said Norah O'Donnell is a slut, I would still be your friend. It's not my business if you are super-slutty."
Another reporter asks about the president's "opinion of military action against Iran."
The press secretary has other things on her mind.
"Where did you get that tie?"
"Oh. I like it. It's cute."
"Thank you. She liked my tie."
Asks another reporter, "Is the President dispirited by plummeting poll numbers and are they the impetus for so many staff departures?"
Finally comes the zinger against bloggers:
"That's weird you would say that because he's not freaking out at all. I mean if anything, he's actually worried about you guys. Cause people don't like you and don't think you are doing a good job. You know that, right?"
"Well, I know it sounds harsh, but you should check out internet, message boards saying White House press corps sucks, it's lame."
Finally the opening skit ends as always: "If you Google me all it says is -- Live from New York it's 'Saturday Night.'!"