20 Most Savage 'SNL' Political Impersonations

From a vintage "Klutz-in-Chief" to Tea Party icons and a certain thin-skinned POTUS, these were the show's sharpest politico parodies

Michelle Bachmann (Kristen Wiig)

The former Minnesota representative's increased appearances on the show coincided with the initial rise of the Tea Party, and rather than overplay Bachmann's mannerisms, Wiig focused on making her seem wildly unprepared for the national stage. The blandness with which she spoke in cold opens and "Update" segments conveyed platitudes without any connection to reality. Wiig normally excelled at playing larger-than-life figures; here she did a lot more by doing far less.