While many probably watched Wednesday night’s presidential debate in a general state of confusion and horror–who is Joe the plumber?–the writers at Saturday Night Live wasted no time producing a sketch to air the next night on NBC. Darrell Hammond, impersonating John McCain, states that as president he will borrow Joe’s plunger, as opposed to the mere scalpel Obama suggests using, to cut “bloated” budgets. When Obama fails to understand how a plunger would work in cutting government programs, McCain scoffs at his opponent’s profound ignorance…It’s magic, of course.

Erica Landau

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