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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Ross Perot (Dana Carvey)

Not content to be playing one major candidate running for President in 1992, Carvey stepped in and played another as well ... often at the same time. The Texas businessman's third-party run for office may feel like an interesting footnote now, but it’s impossible to overstate how much of a monkey-wrench he was to the notion of a two-party system back in the early 1990's. And Carvey's Perot was part strict grandfather, part carnival barker and 100-percent loose cannon – a motor-mouthed munchkin who talked loud and said folsky-cutesy nothings, prone to dominating the conversation by constantly reiterating that he was never allowed to complete a sentence ("Can I finish? Can I finish?"). In other words, he was the shape of things to come.

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