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‘SNL’ skewers Obama on immigration action

A short comedy sketch can sometimes be more effective at skewering politicians than hours of talk radio ranting. That may be the case with the opening of last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” which used a spoof of “Schoolhouse Rock!” to mock President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The sketch began with a person dressed up like a bill explaining in song how he needed to be passed by both houses of Congress and then signed by the president in order to become a law. At that point, an actor playing Obama appeared and pushed “Bill” down the steps of Capitol Hill. He explained: “There is actually an even easier way to get things done around here. It’s called an executive order.” A person dressed up like an executive order then sang: “I’m an executive order and I pretty much just happen.” – Phillip Brownlee