Presidential Politics and Saturday Night Live


A new, updated edition of retired Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales’ book about Saturday Night Live is due in bookstores next month.  The Hollywood Reporter has published a lengthy article headed  “‘SNL’ Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary’s “Entitlement,” the Sketch Obama Killed and the Show’s “Karl Rove.”

If you want to know about Hillary Clinton cancelling a planned appearance in 2008, which led to Barack Obama being the SNL guest star that night; if you would like the backstory to Tina Fey’s classic impersonation of Sarah Palin (which made her a star); if you want to know who came up with the “see Russia from my house” line; and read about the show’s Karl Rove, then you should click  HERE  to scroll through an exclusive excerpt from the book.

I can assure you it will be worth your time.


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