“Saturday Night Live” ripped Mitt Romney on his taxes and his 47 percent comment. But the NBC show also defended the Republican presidential candidate by letting his wife, Ann -- played by Kate McKinnon -- blast GOP naysayers on “Weekend Update.”
“Do you really think this would be going better if you’d nominated someone else? Who? Rick Santorum?,” “SNL” had Mrs. Romney saying. “Do you think you missed the boat with Newt Gingrich? If you think I’m unrelatable, check out Callista Gingrich. She’s like a character from ‘Mars Attacks.’ ”
The “SNL” Ann Romney blasted Ron Paul as “a lunatic who doesn’t understand how voting works.” She said Rick Perry’s name three times, and Perry (Bill Hader) showed up from under the desk. “If this race was so winnable, how come Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio decided not to run?” the candidate’s wife asked.
Romney certainly gave the "SNL" writers a lot of material to work with in the last week. “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers ridiculed Mitt Romney for paying a 14 percent tax rate, “just a little less than restaurants add on for a party of six or more.” How did Romney pay such a low rate? “He claimed 47 percent of Americans as dependents,” Meyers said.
Meyers also weighed in on speculation that Romney applied a self-tanner before appearing on Spanish-language TV. “Speculation? He looks like my dad’s recliner,” Meyers said.
Meyers offered President Obama some advice during the "Weekend Update" segment, “What Are You Doing?” Meyers wondered why Obama said he couldn’t change Washington from the inside.
“Why are you saying anything during Romney's tailspin?” Meyers asked. “Don’t do anything to take the focus off the Romney follies. Their campaign is getting crazier than the last season of ‘Lost.’ ”