Obama, McConnell, And a Bottle of Bourbon

“Saturday Night Live” imagines what would happen if the president and incoming Senate majority leader really did have a drink together.

Bottles of Beam Inc.'s Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, left and second left, are displayed for sale at a liquor store in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

Saturday Night Live's cold open over the weekend imagined a so-called bourbon summit between President Barack Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The scene was inspired by Obama's remarks following the midterm elections, saying he'd enjoy bonding with he Kentucky senator over a bit of his state's tipple. 

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