Obama Plays Himself on SNL

Ripping off mask at Hillary Halloween party: 'I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself."
By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2007 9:47 AM CST

(Newser) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama turned up the heat on frontrunner Hillary Clinton last night on "Saturday Night Live" when he appeared in the opening sketch—a Halloween party thrown by a faux Bill and Hillary and attended by faux Democratic candidates—as himself.  Everyone was in costume, including Barack, who wore an Obama mask, then ripped it off to reveal the real thing.

"I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself,” he told the actor playing Clinton (Amy Poehler). "I'm not going to change who I am just because it is Halloween." Actors playing other candidates appeared as Sponge Bob (both Joe Biden and Chris Dodd) and Al Gore (Bill Richardson). "Mike Gravel" wore a straight jacket.