Well, this is pretty, pretty, pretty awkward. A hacked Clinton Campaign email released Saturday by WikiLeaks suggests campaign chairman John Podesta was so enamored of Larry David’s epic Bernie Sanders impression on Saturday Night Live that he seems to have hoped to score David’s endorsement for Hillary.
In an email posted as part of Politico’s deep dive into the WikiLeaks trove, Podesta (allegedly) asked colleague Sara Latham on October 22, 2015, which side David was on: “can you figure out whether he’s for her or Bernie?”
According to Politico, Latham “responded that deputy communications director Kristina Schake was going to ask director Rob Reiner, a longtime Clinton supporter, ‘before we ask someone like [Hollywood agent Michael] Kives who has a big mouth.’ ”
All for naught. “Rob spoke to Larry who said he isn’t endorsing anyone because he is going to keep playing Bernie on SNL,” Latham wrote. “Bernie’s campaign contacted him right after the skit to ask him to endorse and he declined.”
Score one for SNL.
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