SNL lampoons Pelosi, Reid: 'Stimulus will bum you out'
David Edwards and Jeremy Gantz
Published: Sunday February 8, 2009

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After a contentious week in Washington reworking the massive stimulus bill, Democratic Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid didn't get along very well during a mock press conference on Saturday Night Live.

Reid, played by Fred Armisen, said the size of the stimulus bill now awaiting vote in the Senate "will just bum you out." But Pelosi, played by Kristen Wiig, admitted "if we thought you'd be cool with a trillion, we'd take it in a hardbeat."

Obama's push for a new era of bipartisanship isn't all its cracked up to be, Pelosi said during the Feb. 7 broadcast. "For 8 years they didn't seem to care much about reaching across the aisle, but now it's 'Boo hoo, what about us.' Give me a break....

"After they treated the Democrats like sewer rats for 8 years, we were worried that bipartisanship didn't matter to them," Pelosi said sarcastically.

Reid did his best to control the California representative, chiding her for adding $200 million into the House's version of the bill for sex education, but his words fell on angry ears.

"Maybe if we spent money on condoms and education, the next generation wouldn't have so many stupid people running around ruining our economy."

This video is from NBC's Saturday Night Live, broadcast Feb 7, 2009.

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