I scored a coup by snagging an interview with Satan, who was kind enough to sit down with me for a few minutes to discuss the controversy over the new mini-series The Bible, on the History Channel.
Satan: I haven't seen it, actually. Only read about it on Twitter.
Me: Me neither, but what I specifically wanted to ask you about was the claimed resemblance of the actor who plays you to President Obama.
Satan: Well, first of all, can we try to remember that this is just a TV movie? I don't think the people who made the movie have ever seen the real me, so let's not criticize them for the artistic license they took in portraying me. And believe me, there have been a lot worse. Look at that South Park movie for example. They made me look like a real clown. Those guys will pay for that when the time comes, you can be sure of that! On the other hand, I thought Al Pacino looked good portraying me in The Devil's Advocate. And if I were a woman, I only wish I could be as sexy as Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled.
Me: I get that it's only a movie, but do you think the filmmakers had some political point to make by choosing an actor to play Satan who has such a strong resemblance to the president?
Satan: I certainly didn't put them up to it, if that's what you're trying to suggest. Anyway, look at me. Do I look anything like President Obama?
Me: Not at all. As a matter of fact, if you don't mind my saying so, you look a lot like Dick Cheney.
Satan: heh heh