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Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush Returned to SNL to Bash the GOP

In this time of tense and tetchy Republican infighting, many have found themselves, against all odds, craving the folksy warmth and comparative sanity of George W. Bush. Enter Will Ferrell, who returned to SNL on Saturday, reprising his Dubya impression in a cold open that sees our 43rd president criticize his party for going off the rails.

There’s a reason, after all, why Ben Carson’s soft, gentle voice won’t cut the mustard in international negotiations. And Jeb? “You gotta admit, it’s a pretty good plot twist that I turned out to be the smart one.”