Last night's "Saturday Night Live" opened with a skit of South Carolina's Governor Mark Sanford, Nevada Senator John Ensign, and North Carolina's former senator John Edwards holding a press conference criticizing the media for their coverage of the Tiger Woods scandal.
But instead of taking the media to task for being too hard on their fellow philanderer, the men complain that Tiger's getting all the coverage these days.
SNL had Will Forte playing Edwards, Jason Sudeikis playing Sanford, and Bill Hader playing Ensign.
Forte as Edwards mostly reminded the one reporter who bothered to attend the press conference that he (allegedly) has a child with his former mistress. As Ensign and Sanford argue about why their affairs deserve more media coverage, Edwards repeatedly exclaims, "I had a love child!"
At one point, Sanford notes that his wife just filed for divorce and Ensign says that he paid hush money to his married girlfriend's husband. Edwards chimes in: "Excuse me, maybe I wasn't clear, but I had a love child. An illegitimate, out-of-wedlock, parents-not-married, baby bastard love child. Don't you people care? God almighty!"
Ensign later implies that the three men have other affairs in their pasts, but that the media just doesn't care enough to keep digging for them. As they continue their exasperated argument for why they should still be in the media spotlight, Forte as Edwards says, "Apparently, one love child isn't interesting enough. I guess it has to be triplets."
At the end of the press conference, Ensign asks Edwards if he has anything else to add. "Just this," he complains. "There's a sex tape of me and my girlfriend with a non-sex cameo by our love child. Not that you'd know it by the New York Times."
SNL also mocked Edwards in an October show, a commentary on the impact of the scandal to his legacy.
You can watch last night's skit below: