Under one scenario, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) could strike a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" with no tax increases for anybody, simply because the president feels bad about the treatment Boehner has received from fellow Republicans when he even considers raising taxes.
At least that was the "Saturday Night Live" take this past weekend. The show opened with a sketch featuring Jay Pharoah as Obama and Bill Hader as Boehner, both appearing at a joint press conference to announce the deal.
"Despite everything they have put him through, I was willing to hold fast. But that all changed on Thursday," said Pharoah, as Obama. "Because on Thursday, this man, this grown man, was pushed into the congressional ladies washroom, naked from the waist down."
"They held me down and took my pants," sheepishly added Hader, as Boehner.
Check out the complete clip below.