Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2011
A week after picking apart many of the undeclared Republican presidential candidates (including one, Newt Gingrich, who became a declared candidate this week) “Saturday Night Live” turned its attention to President Barack Obama and his perceived showboating over the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Conservatives have frequently criticized the president over perceived showboating about bin Laden’s death. Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Obama used the words “I,” “me” and “my” too much in his first public comments after bin Laden’s killing. Then, in follow-up programs, Limbaugh attacked Obama’s subsequent public appearances, including one near the Mexican border in which he cracked jokes about Republicans wanting a moat with alligators at the border. Some choice Limbaugh quotes: