was leaked a copy of an SNL comedy sketch, lampooning President Obama for bragging about the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. That skit, however, was spiked in favor of a less-funny parody of Fox and Friends.,
Here is an excerpt:
This is a special time of year, when we gather together with family and friends, to commemorate the shooting of this terrorist, and the gutsy decision that made it possible. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be at home this year, as I had to fly to Afghanistan, to remind President Karzai that, exactly one year ago, we killed Osama bin Laden, and that the decision to do so was a gutsy one. And was mine. To Michelle, Sasha, and Malia, I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you this time. You know there’s no place I’d rather be on Killing Osama bin Laden Day than with you.
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Now tonight, I want to talk to you about the economy. But first, a little more about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Why is it that Mitt Romney refuses to join the rest of his fellow Americans in commemorating the first year anniversary? Does he think that killing Osama bin Laden wasn't the right thing to do. or that it wasn't "gutsy"? Why all this sympathy for a terrorist? Could it be they shared some special bond, since Mitt and Osama were both members of the One Percent? He's weird.
Now I'll get to the economy in a minute, but while I'm on the subject, there seems to be some confusion among the general public about when exactly we celebrate "Killing Osama bin Laden Day." Many of you apparently think its the first Sunday in May, whatever date that falls on. Wrong. He may have been killed on the first Sunday of May, but Killing Osama bin Laden Day is always celebrated May 1st, the date of the actual killing, whatever day of the week that falls on. Are we clear?
Read the script of the unaired sketch below: