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The opening sketch on last night's Saturday Night Live was a brilliant take-down of the most disingenuous, say-anything presidential candidate in our nation's history, Willard Romney:

The sketch is structured as C-Span coverage of a string of Romney speeches at various organizations across the country, where at each one, he says whatever he thinks the audience wants to hear.
Romney is played to a tee by Jason Sudeikis.
At the ASPCA, he says,

"There is one issue on which I will never back down, never cut a deal, never compromise, because it's the core of who I am: cat spaying. It's simply the right thing to do, and quite frankly, the reason I got into this race. I want to be known as the cat-neutering president."
At a Role playing game convention he wears a cape and weilds a light saber at the podium. He says,
"You know, in all honesty, I can't remember a time when Dungeons and Dragons wasn't an important part of my life."
At a 'Sportsman's Group' of some kind, Romney says,
"You know, unfortunately, because of our busy schedules, Anne and I don't get to nearly as many cock fights as we'd like. But let me tell you, cock fighting has brought us more enjoyment than anything we have ever experienced."
At several stops, he gets heckled from someone in the crowd with,
"We don't believe you!"
His nervous reply is always,
"okay, alright, okay."
I daresay this sketch will do to Romney what Tina Fey's performances did to McCain/Palin. As I watched it last night, I thought, "wow - he's done."

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 11:31 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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