Two weeks ago in its season premiere, "Saturday Night Live" bashed Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell for "masturbating constantly."
This Saturday, the NBC variety show mocked O'Donnell's recent "I'm Not a Witch" commercial by making it crystal clear: she really is a witch.
"If elected to the human senate," soothingly said Kristen Wiig, "I promise to fly straight down to Washington, on a plane, and do exactly what you would do, not spells"
At the end of the mock ad, a female announcer disclaimed, "Paid for by the Coven to elect Christine O'Donnell, who is not a witch" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
KRISTEN WIIG AS CHRISTINE O'DONNELL: Hi. I'm Christine O'Donnell, and I'm not a witch. I'm nothing like you've heard. I'm you. And just like you, I have to constantly deny that I'm a witch. Isn't that what the people of Delaware deserve: A candidate who promises first and foremost that she's not a witch? That's the kind of candidate Delaware hasn't had since 1692. And that's why, if elected to the human senate, I promise to fly straight down to Washington, on a plane, and do exactly what you would do, not spells. Besides, if I were a witch, why wouldn't I just cast a spell making all of you forget that I'm a witch? It's certainly not because the spell requires one newt per person and I lack a sufficient number of newts.
[ Laughter ]
I know the problems facing our nation because I've been living among you since I moved to Delaware from the black forest of Germany almost 3,000 years ago.
[ Laughter ]
So this November 2nd, vote for Christine O'Donnell, aka Zoraida the Enchantress, because I'm not a witch. And if I am, do you really want to cross me? I didn't think so.
ANNOUNCER: Paid for by the Coven to elect Christine O'Donnell, who is not a witch.
In the end, this wasn't the slightest bit funny, and seemed a waste of 90 seconds of air time.
But more importantly, with all the silly people already in Congress, couldn't the folks at SNL spread around the satire a little better?