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SNL writers may protest: this is too easy (read-this roundup)

Rick Perry talks jobs, but he might put comedy writers out of business. (Scott Olson)

The jokes write themselves.

Jennifer Rubin calls it “epic brain freeze” and our colleague Chris Cillizza asks if this is “the end” for the Perry campaign.

And since we’re heading into the weekend and looking for a few laughs, we’re asking you to play SNL writers.

Let us know what other moments from last night’s debate might get the SNL treatment. Like when the show spoofed Perry’s energy-less performance with a napping Alec Baldwin, or a his-heart-really-isn’t-into it Newt Gingrich leaving the debate early to beat traffic.

Leave a comment below with your nomination for the moment with the most comedic potential.

Elsewhere in our roundup, Meghan McCain isn’t the only political spawn to engage in Twitter drama; government-swag lamenting continues; and in the Style section’s fascinating look inside the Occupy Washington protests, there are signs that print media isn’t dead yet.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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