The Saturday Night Live opener two nights ago was a skit about a Halloween party thrown by Bill and Hilary Clinton and attended by all the Presidential candidates. Moderately funny material with the usual pointed thrusts (i.e., Hilary is a witch, nobody likes her), but the wow element came when a guy wearing a Barack Obama mask walked in, took off the mask and turned out to be the Real McCoy.

Barack to Hilary: “And may I say you make a lovely bride?” Bill: “She’s a witch.” Hilary: “Bill!”

The sustained cheers that Obama got when he took off his mask were, I thought, somewhat significant. All right, maybe not.