Monday, December 15, 2008

Suburban Mom's Political Fix: SNL Takes on Blago & Flying Shoes

During Amy Poehler's final appearance as a Saturday Night Live cast regular this past weekend, she and "News Update" partner Seth Meyers provided scathingly sharp commentary on the Blagojevich-selling-Obama's-Senate-seat scandal. (It's at the 2:40 minute mark. Link to the video here.)

It makes me realize how much I'm seriously going to miss Amy Poehler in 2009.

Also over the weekend, President Bush had to dodge, not verbal attacks and criticism from the members of the fourth estate, but shoes. Literally.

This presidential shoe-throwing incident -- in which an irate Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at President Bush's head during a press conference -- looks really bizarre on video (see the link here). It could've been worse, I suppose. The guy could've thrown a belt or something.

Wonder if the Obama folks, who were no doubt watching, were taking notes and thinking of ways to avoid this type of protest in the future, like perhaps making reporters remove their shoes, like we have to do at airport security, before entering press conferences?

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