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‘SNL’ lampoons Mitt Romney’s Michigan victory (video)

at 11:54 AM ET, 03/04/2012

Days after former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney eked out a presidential primary victory in his home state of Michigan, ‘Saturday Night Live’ satirized the event in its opening sketch.

In the skit, Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith (Bill Hader, in a very creepy portrayal) asks GOP presidential candidate Romney (Jason Sudeikis) how he feels about the Michigan win.

“We feel great,” Romney replies. “Michigan was just another case of voters taking a look at Mitt Romney and saying, ‘eh, I guess.’”

Shepard then questions Romney about his tendency to say things that play into the perception that he is “a wealthy businessman who’s out of touch with the middle class voter.” Romney responds that he is focusing on the victories.

“As we say in the Romney house, I’m happier than a poor man eating a can of beans from a dumpster,” Romney says. “Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.”

Later in the sketch, Smith prefaces an interview with all five uniformly dressed adult Romney sons by saying they “look like one of those living paintings at Hogwarts” and asks them “why should people get excited and not terrified by” their presence on the campaign trail?

Finally, on his recent partnership with musician Kid Rock (played by Andy Samberg), Romney explains that “I just won my home state by less than three percentage points, Shepard. I’m not turning away anyone.”

He continues: “I’m good with Donald Trump. I’m good with Kid Rock. I mean, if Casey Anthony would help, I’d slap her on the ticket tomorrow.”

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