This could definitely do wonders for Vermin Supreme’s follower count on Twitter.
When Maureen Dowd sat down with Lorne Michaels at the most recent Saturday Night Live after-party at Dos Caminos in the Flatiron District, there was at least one notable interruption. A moment that reminds there are many more Democratic candidates for President than those allowed to participate in the televised debates:
At one point, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Ted Harbert, rushed over from another table, waving a list of 55 presidential candidates running in New Hampshire who could complain to the FCC about equal time. His favorite was Vermin Supreme, a perennial candidate promoting zombie-apocalypse awareness, a zombie-based energy plan and time-travel research. As though that weren’t enough, he’s also promising a free pony for every American and pledging to pass a law requiring people to brush their teeth.
Dowd notes that equal time trigger Bernie Sanders skipped the Feb. 6 after-party for the Larry David-hosted episode. And in the transcribed Q&A that follows, Michaels frames the early dismissals of Donald Trump’s chances with memories of how folks once glanced off that “actor” Ronald Reagan.
Rubio on @VerminSupreme: “I just met a guy who was giving away ponies. You know who he is? It’s hard to compete against ponies!”
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) February 9, 2016