Comparing Fred Armisen’s ‘SNL’ Obama to Dana Carvey’s Bush – NYTimes.com

Comparing Fred Armisen’s ‘SNL’ Obama to Dana Carvey’s Bush – NYTimes.com.

I LOL’d.  Dana Carvey’s George H.W. Bush, reduced to hand gestures is genius.  I wonder what (if anything) the movement towards more “accurate” portrayal of these politicians says about the politicians being imitated.  Are individuals like Sarah Palin, Herman Cain and Rick Perry already caricatures of themselves as politicians?

Anyway, interesting cultural interface between comedy and American presidential politics under the microscope here.

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