SNL portrays Perry as fumbling flip-flopper

Posted Monday, Sep. 26, 2011  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Ever since Gov. Rick Perry said he was thinking about running for president earlier this year, many have been wondering how Saturday Night Live would portray him.

This weekend, viewers finally got their answer, though the show's depiction of the Texas governor is likely to evolve over time.

There was no Texas swagger in the way Alec Baldwin played Perry in the show's cold open Saturday night. There was barely even a Texas accent. Rather than focusing on the image Perry has developed in the national media over the last two months, Baldwin focused entirely on Perry's lackluster debate performance from last week.

It's unclear if Baldwin, who was the show's guest host, will come back to play Perry in the future or if a cast member will take over the job.

Here's the clip:

Read more: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/politex/2011/09/snl-portrays-perry-as-fumbling-flip-flopper.html#ixzz1Z5NCgzNu

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?