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

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Bob Dole (Norm MacDonald)

It wasn't really an impression so much as Norm MacDonald dressing up like Bob Dole and then acting more or less like himself – which, oddly enough, turned out to be the correct approach. Sitting in a chair and awkwardly holding a pencil, MacDonald rarely gesticulated, made large movements or varied his cadence. Instead, he used Dole's relatively lackluster public persona to his advantage, crafting a figure you had to lean in to truly hear. And those that did manage to catch his low, grumbling patter were rewarded with some very Dole-like crankiness and the promise that, after undergoing several medical procedures, he'd campaign "not as a man, but as kind of a half-man, half-woman ... an androgynous sex-neuter."

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