Gotta Watch: SNL political parodies
Kristen Wiig plays Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann during the season opener of "Saturday Night Live."
September 26th, 2011
12:29 PM ET

Gotta Watch: SNL political parodies

Politicians provide comedians with plenty of material. Back in June, the "Weinergate Scandal" had every comedian talking.  Now, the jokes are coming from the GOP presidential debates. "Saturday Night Live" has a long history of bashing politicians so  here are some of our favorite "SNL" political parodies that you've just gotta watch.

Meet the GOP candidates - Over the weekend, "SNL" introduced you to the GOP presidential candidates on the show's season opener.


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Friday's intriguing people
December 3rd, 2010
12:56 PM ET

Friday's intriguing people

Sarah Palin

The former Alaska governor lost her bid for vice president but continues to blaze a trail for other ultraconservatives to follow.

Palin wrote a book after her election loss, and now fellow Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell is doing likewise.

O'Donnell will write a book to be published next year by St. Martin's Press, the company announced Thursday.

"It's time to set the record straight & move forward," O'Donnell wrote in announcing the deal on Twitter.


October 14th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

On the Radar: Chile mine, O'Donnell, Afghan killings

Next steps for Chile - After 69 days underground and a rescue mission costing up to $20 million, 33 miners have finally been extracted from the bowels of the Earth. To roaring applause, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera placed a metal cap on top of the rescue hole early Thursday - and marked the end of a rescue operation that captivated the world.

But in a way, the story is just beginning - for the miners, who must live with their new status as folk heroes and the spotlight that comes with it, the country and the government, whose attention turns to protecting workers' safety. CNN will be taking a look at what's next for each of these key players.

O'Donnell and the Delaware debate - Wednesday's highly anticipated showdown between two candidates considered surprise contenders for Delaware's U.S. Senate seat featured Christine O'Donnell displaying the conservative credentials that gained her Tea Party backing while Chris Coons, put on the defensive at times, generally backed Democratic policies favored by President Obama.