In this clip, Saturday Night Live cast member Keenan Thompson
poses as the embattled senate-appointee from Illinois, Roland Burris. He is interviewed by Rachel Maddow, played convincingly by Abby Elliott, the daughter of former SNL regular Chris Elliott. After Burris details the difficult week he has had due to the fact that “his credentials were not in order,” his “dear friend, the honorable and recently impeached Rod Blagojevich” is interviewed by Maddow. SNL member Jason Sudeikis, with his tracksuit, over the top Blues
Brothers’ accent, and frighteningly realistic-looking wig, turns in a criminally funny performance as the ethically-challenged governor.

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