Mitt Romney has a well-documented history of making awkward jokes. There are a great deal of examples to support this theory, just by recalling moments from the past four months. Well, he may have found the right wheelhouse for it, because in Maureen Dowd‘s latest column for The New York Times, it’s revealed that Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels is offering the Republican nominee a guest spot on the show at some point during the election.
Dowd’s column traces the history of SNL covering presidential elections, most notably Tina Fey‘s Sarah Palin impression. This time around, it’s Jason Sudeikis in the hot seat as the Republican nominee himself. Dowd spoke to one of the show’s writers about making fun of such a square candidate. Jim Downey noted a “creepy youth minister kind of squareness” in Romney’s demeanor, also making light of his “goofy eagerness to please.”
Then Dowd revealed that the show has actually reached out to Romney for a potential appearance on the show.
Lorne Michaels, the show’s executive producer, has offered a guest spot to Romney, who is considering it.
“He was funny on Letterman, giving the Top Ten list,” Downey said.
Now, given all the examples of Romney’s awkward humor we linked to above, maybe he’d be better suited to be the show’s musical act. Because it’s not like there’s any way he could make that awkward…
h/t Daily Beast
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