Is the state of the Republican presidential field so dire, that Americans would actually be down to resurrect the "Strategery" of Will Ferrell's George W. Bush caricature to save the day?
This is the scenario presented in last night's Saturday Night Live, hosted by Chris Hemsworth. Ferrell's exaggerated take on our 43rd President first came to light during the Gore v. Bush election of 2000 -- and the bumbling, squinty President with the goofy Texas twang ended up being one of his most beloved SNL characters.
This time around, he begins his speech by calling the GOP field "messed up," before laying into each candidate individually -- including his brother Jeb ("It’s a pretty good plot twist that I turned out to be the smart one”) and Carly Fiorina ("She’s not qualified to be president…reminds me of me”).
Obviously, the walking pile of bigoted hot gas/carrot-colored comedy layup that is Donald J. Trump gets a mention or two, as well.
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"Running a Government is kind of like driving a school bus, you don't want a crazy person driving that bus, you want a simple, underachieving, not very educated but reliable guy behind that wheel. Someone with a steady hand who will be on time, and will get into one or two but no more than four accidents a year. You already know that someone, and that someone is me."
If only things were that simple, Ferrell/Bush...
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He wouldn't mind Darrell Hammond's Al Gore making a comeback, either. Follow him @wilfulton
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