Watch: SNL's 10 Best Women of Politics Sketches

Here are videos of the Top 10 Women of SNL Politics including everything from Gilda Radner’s Roseanne Roseannadanna on Smoking (think about all those propositions and initiatives on the ballots), SNL’s first lesbian cast member Kate McKinnon channeling Ann Romney, the real Sarah Palin and the gold standard of all political sketches –Tina Fey as Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton.
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
November 01 2012 8:36 PM

With less than 24 hours to go before the voting for the Presidential election begins there’s not too much more to do besides stump for what you believe in and drive your friends nuts on Facebook and laugh and cry. Since crying’s not so much fun we thought we’d take some time to laugh by reflecting on the women of Saturday Night Live who’ve managed to skewer politicians, politicians' wives and White House interns for years.

Here are videos of the Top 10 Women of SNL Politics including everything from Gilda Radner’s Roseanne Roseannadanna on Smoking (think about all those propositions and initiatives on the ballots), SNL’s first lesbian cast member Kate McKinnon channeling Ann Romney, the real Sarah Palin and the gold standard of all political sketches –Tina Fey as Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton.

Here’s hoping you get in a few laughs this close to the election. 

Kristen Wiig as Nancy Pelosi 

Kristen played the first female Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi throughout her tenure as Speaker. Here, Pelosi makes incoming Speaker John Boehner cry. 

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Molly Shannon as Monica Lewinsky and John Goodman as Linda Tripp 

President Clinton's selfish gaffe with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was a black mark on an otherwise very successful Presidency. Here Molly plays a wide-eyed Monica while John Goodman dons drag to play Linda Tripp, the woman who secretly recorded Monica's phone calls that blew the story wide open. 

 

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Sarah Palin Guests on Weekend Update, Amy Poehler Raps

Vice Presidential hopeful appeared on SNL in good humor even after Tina Fey had ripped her to shreds in several skits, but it's Poehler's Sarah Palin Rap that steals the show. 

 

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Jan Hooks as Nancy Reagan and Phil Hartman as Barbara Bush

Jan and Phil helped usher in the tranisition from Reagan to Bush I with Nancy Reagan showing Barbara Bush the ins and outs of the White House. 

 

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Kristen Wiig as Michele Bachmann

Here's Kristen as Michele Bachmann just after she dropped out of the GOP primary. She insists that God sent her a text encouraging her to run. 

 

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Kate MacKinnon as Ann Romney

SNL's first lesbian cast member has been on the show for less than a year and she's proving to be the next female break-out star of the show. Here she is channeling Mitt Romney's lady love. 

 

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Ana Gasteyer as Hillary Rodham Clinton

Before there was Amy as Hillary Clinton, there was Ana as Hillary Rodham Clinton, continually being upstaged by her husband. 

 

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Maya Rudolph as Condoleezza Rice 

Maya breaks down the lead-up to 9/11 as then Secretary of State Condi Rice. 

 

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Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna 

There's not better commentary than Roseanne Roseannadanna's. We're sure some initiative related to smoking is on the ballot somewhere! 

 

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton 

The absolute gold standard of political sketches. These two titans get funnier with every viewing. 

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