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Clinton on 'Saturday Night Live'

March 2, 2008 at 1:00 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

The show cut from a parody version of a debate between Clinton and her Democratic rival and Senate colleague, Barack Obama. Clinton was billed as an "editorial response" and much of her time on camera involved conversation with Amy Poehler, her SNL doppelganger, The New York Times reported.

"Oh the campaign is going very, very well," Clinton said in response to Poehler. "Why, what have you heard?"

In the debate, an actor playing Tim Russert of NBC's "Meet the Press" asked Clinton to name and pronounce the candidate expected to win the Republican presidential election, the foreign minister of Nigeria and the Sri Lankan deputy U.N. ambassador. "Russert" then named each man before asking "Obama" to name them.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani also appeared on the show. He said his failed presidential campaign could have been an "SNL" skit -- "it started strong, but you don't have an ending."

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