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Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates

Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates

I was feeling pretty bad about the state of political satire on TV until I saw Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live" mock Hillary Clinton last week on the eve of the former secretary of state's presidential announcement.

Practicing her announcement in front of a smartphone on the advice of an aide, McKinnon's Clinton looked into the lens with a mad glint in her eyes and said in a forced and scary voice, "Citizens, you will elect me — I will be your leader."

And that was supposed to be the new, friendlier Hillary showing that she understood she had to connect on a personal level with "everyday people" and "earn" the nomination one vote...

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