Showbiz politics…

Howard Kurtz takes us on a humorous romp through the increasingly intertwined world of entertainment and politics. The peg? Senator John McCain hosts “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow.

To begin seeing the extent of entertainment’s influence on politics, one need only consider the role “Saturday Night Live” played in the 2000 election. The show offered some of the best critique of the presidential debates–so good that Gore’s camp even used the tapes to show Al what not to do.

I’m a big fan of that show and good political satire of all kinds. I’m not a fan of overtly mixing entertainment and politics.