Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” did not feature an opening sketch in which Republican senators demand that defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel perform oral sex on a donkey in the name of Israel’s national defense, but that hasn’t stopped a video of the dress rehearsal finding its way online.
Jason Sudeikis played Hagel in the sketch, which was intended to mock Republicans’ fervent support of Israel during the actual Hagel confirmation hearings. It was authored by veteran comedy writer Jim Downey.
“Sen. Hagel, I think you know no one cares more deeply about the safety and security of Israel than I do,” McCain says in the sketch. “So let me pose to you a hypothetical. You get an urgent call from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who truly is one of the greatest men of this or any age, and he says to you it is vital to Israel’s security that you go on national television that night and perform oral sex on a donkey. Would you do that for Israel?”
Sudeikis’ Hagel said no, immediately drawing the ire of the Republican senators.