O’Donnell Is First Political Target of ‘SNL’ Season

by | September 26, 2010 at 9:57 AM | Saturday Night Live, TV News

Delaware Republican Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Delaware Republican Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


BY: Randall Chase

DOVER, Del. – With the new season of ‘Saturday Night Live‘ comes a fresh batch of political satire — and Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell is the first target.

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The Republican candidate’s past statements were fodder for the opening sketch on Saturday night’s broadcast on NBC.

The sketch involved actors portraying the tea party darling O’Donnell and two Republican officials concerned about her past statements, including speaking out against masturbation.

The actress playing O’Donnell says she is no longer against masturbation and, in fact, masturbates constantly. She also says she once ran a dog fighting operation and burned down somebody’s house.

The sketch ends with the actress donning a witch hat and flying away on a broom, a reference to O’Donnell’s claim years ago that she dabbled in witchcraft in high school.

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