Ike leads Obama to cancel Saturday Night Live appearance

September 13, 2008

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has canceled plans to appear on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live after his campaign decided this weekend was not a time for humor in light of the expected devastation from Hurricane Ike. rtx8pwv.jpg

In what may be the worst storm to hit Texas in nearly 50 years, the hurricane was packing high winds and U.S. officials warned storm waves could cause a catastrophe along the state’s coastline.

“In light of the unfolding crisis in Texas, Sen. Obama has decided it is no longer appropriate to appear on Saturday Night Live tomorrow evening,” said Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

Obama has been campaigning in the battleground state of New Hampshire and is to speak at a rally in Manchester on Saturday morning. Instead of flying to New York afterwards to appear on the show, Obama will fly back to his home in Chicago.

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I wholly support him. When his fellow countrymen and women a faced with tough times, appearing in such show would undermine his statesmanship. I have always admired and loved his judgment.

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Although I don’t usually watch SNL, tonight should be hilarious as Tina Fey is doing the impression of Palin. They look like twins.

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