It's the Role She Was Born to Play, Baby!
The Obererver notes that Saturday Night Live has yet to feature a Barack Obama impersonation, due to the glaring lack of a thin black castmember. While they are correct in noting that the show really will have to feature an Obama at some point, given that election-season candidate mockery is so finely woven into the DNA of the show, they are incorrect in claiming that SNL currently has just one black cast member. Maya Rudolph is, as far as I'm aware, at least partially black, and it occur to me that she could turn in a pretty interesting Obama impersonation, if they let her. She does that deep-voiced orator thing pretty well and with the right makeup and wardrobe - why not?