PBS Newshour’s Judy Woodruff (played by Heidi Gardner) took a hard look at three wild GOP candidates ahead of the midterms in the cold open of “Saturday Night Live.” But “SNL” saved its special killer vitriol for the sneaky Kari Lake (Cecily Strong) in his run for governor of Arizona.
She’s leading in the polls, the former local news anchor arrogantly explained, because “I’m Ordinary, Judy. I’m just a girl from my hometown, constantly blurry and lit like 90s Cinemax softcore.”
And “nothing I say can be inflammatory because I say it on TV,” she added.
Frankly, “Lake” noted, “I just clicked with a lot of wonderful, terrified old people here in Arizona, West Florida.”
Asked about her lies about a rigged presidential election, Strong angrily replied, “Can you media types get over the one thing I’ve made the focus of my campaign for months and months?” Arizonans want to talk about issues that affect them, like crime in New York or crime in Detroit.
The “most pressing” problem? “Drag Queen Story Hours” in libraries and bookstores: “Men dressed as loud, sassy women introducing children to the joys of reading? Not on my watch!” said the disgusted candidate.
“If the people of Arizona elect me, I will make sure they never have to vote again,” she promised.
As for the “violence” of “crazy-eyed men in tactical gear waving assault rifles next to ballot boxes, that’s just Arizona, baby!”
Kenan Thompson played the perpetually confused and often inconsistent Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker.
“My name is Herschel Walker, Texas Ranger, and I’m running for president of United Airlines,” he announced.
“The whole world is a mystery, isn’t it? “Walker” admitted.
One place where he seems to be defending himself is his support for an abortion ban – even though two women have accused him of encouraging them to have abortions and paying for at least one of them. between them.
“As the great Trump Donald said, I could pay for an abortion in the middle of Fifth Avenue and lose no voters,” sneered Walker of Thompson.
Mehmet Oz (Mikey Day) explained that he knew he could win the Pennsylvania Senate seat from Democrat John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke earlier this year, “if you’re fair and your opponent has a debilitating medical emergency, so we’re very lucky.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.