From NBC 5 Chicago:
Saturday Night Live writers didn't miss the chance to take advantage of our scandal-plagued governor's misfortunes this week in their opening skit, bleeps and all.
Too bad the reality hasn't been all that funny for the people of Illinois.
The bleep-filled sketch of Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleading his financial case to a senate committee included a potty-mouth appearance by Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich.
Since the U.S. attorney's office detailed f-word-laced recordings of the governor and his wife amid charges he tried to sell president-elect Barack Obama's senate seat, Blagojevich has been fodder for comedians like Letterman, Leno, Colbert and Stewart.
The sketch was hilarious. Jason Sudeikis played Blago. The Elizabeth Dole character was great, she told Blagojevich that he was a disgrace to the people of Illinois, then she backed off, saying he'd be a disgrace to any other state--but not Illinois.
The Weekend Update portion of the show devoted a lot time to Illinois corruption references--one of the anchors made fun of Blago's hair, saying "It looks like his toupee is wearing a toupee!"
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