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Paging ‘Saturday Night Live’

House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio wipes away tears as he waits to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington earlier today. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

On his Facebook wall, Sam Taylor writes that he's sad that Nancy Pelosi is no longer House speaker. But he isn't sad for the reason you might think. Sam: "Kristen Wiig does a hilarious impression of her on SNL. The less the minority leader is in the spot light, the less she'll likely be on the show. However, a bonus: There will probably be more John Boehner skits. Congress: An endless supply of jokes for Saturday Night Live sketches!" Later, a Facebook friend consoles Sam with this thought: "SNL has it easy with Boehner -- just cry all the time."

Question: Which SNL characterization of a politician is your favorite (besides Tina Fey's Sarah Palin)?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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