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Prediction: Barack Obama will be the first president to host SNL

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Why not? He’s already done The Tonight Show while in office. Now he’s doing this (ABC News):

President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a daytime TV talk show when he tapes an interview Wednesday with ABC’s “The View.”

I won’t bother speculating what the reaction would’ve been if Bush had done this, because he wouldn’t have done it. Besides, they wouldn’t have wanted him there anyway. Joy Behar would rather eat a salad or stop talking for 5 minutes than be in the same room with him.

Obama on SNL, though, that’s an idea whose time has come. For one thing, he does a much better Obama impression than the guy they’ve got now. We know he can read from cue cards. And if he doesn’t get any laughs, well, his base has forgiven him for all the other bombs he’s dropped while in office.

Exit question: Why does criticizing Obama mean that you want to “get us stuck back in the times of slavery”?

Jim Treacher