SNL Expects Obama Nov. 1

Meyers spills the beans to Palin at afterparty, aide tells blogger
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2008 4:25 PM CDT
SNL Expects Obama Nov. 1
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama participates in an economic summit today in Lake Worth, Fla.   (AP Photo)

Saturday Night Live has lined up Barack Obama for Nov. 1—the weekend before the election, blogger Martin Eisenstadt says he’s hearing from an aide to Sarah Palin. In boozy glee over the successful Palin appearance Saturday, SNL political writer Seth Meyers blurted, “just wait til you see what we have cooked up for Obama’s appearance right before the election,” Eisenstadt paraphrases.

Obama canceled his appearance for the season premier because of Hurricane Ike, but it now seems possible that SNL honcho Lorne Michaels and the Obama campaign instead chose to reschedule the appearance to be closer to the election, Eisenstadt posits … adding that although previously listed as contributing to McCain’s campaign, Michaels recently gave $4,600 to the Illinois Democrat. (More Election 2008 stories.)

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