SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS--As he was leaving here for Chicago, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the morning after the toughest week of his presidential run, told reporters he called Lorne Michaels producer of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." This report via Carrie Budoff Brown and Ben Smith at Politico. LINK UPDATE Turns out Obama was joking.
SNL helped get the ball rolling by running a skit about Obama's softball press treatment. And last Saturday (see previous blog) in a cartoon, Obama was portrayed trying to keep the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton at a distance from his campaign.
Obama, who has taken to calling the press the "refs" said,
"Complaining about the refs apparently worked a little bit this week. So in addition to my call to [Saturday Night Live producer] Lorne Michaels, hopefully now people think everything has evened out."