“One Part Practiced Folksy, One Part Sassy, and a Little Dash of High School Bitchy”

In this final-days-of-Campaign-2008 silly season, three rumors—each of them as-yet-unproven—have emerged:

1. Sarah Palin has begun running against John McCain and toward the GOP base
2. McCain is increasingly detached from the inner workings of his own campaign
3. President Bush is self-medicating

SNL, with an assist from the glorious Will Farrel, manages to tackle all three:

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.