This article is from the archive of our partner .

It must have been hard for foul-mouthed White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel to swallow his pride and apologize when Sarah Palin called him out for using the word "retarded." (Only to shrug at Rush Limbaugh's use of the word later.)

Fortunately for Rahm, through the miracle of parody, Saturday Night Live is letting him say publicly what he can't.


This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.