‘Saturday Night Live’ Depicts Santorum, Huckabee, Gilmore as Suffering Dementia

The October 3 episode of Saturday Night Live, which featured a guest appearance by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, also featured a fake advertisement depicting several Republican presidential candidates as having dementia.

The ad claims that a particular form of mental illness is suffered by people who falsely believe that they can be president. The condition can be cured using a medication, Abilify.

In the parody, a woman tells the camera that she’s concerned about her husband’s “mental illness” because “he’d say things that didn’t make any sense.” The woman is then identified as Karen Santorum, Rick Santorum’s wife. After a clip of a fake Santorum saying he is going to be president, they cut back to Karen. “That’s when I knew. He had dementia,” she says.

Former governors Jim Gilmore and Mike Huckabee, who are also 2016 presidential candidates, are also seen as having dementia until they start taking Abilify. Gov. Huckabee is shown wandering around in the middle of the night, his wife Janet distressed that he is talking about “getting Kim out of jail” – a reference to Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk Huckabee has defended and who was incarcerated for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Hillary Clinton, who appeared in another skit on the show, did not appear in the ad.

Read more: http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/mark-judge/saturday-night-live-skit-rick-santorum-mike-huckabee-suffering-dementia

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