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Why: Anyone who can speak the language of Quentin Tarantino and Shonda Rhimes can certainly speak “cue cards”. But on top of that, Washington’s breakout role on ABC’s increasingly breakout hit “Scandal” has earned her the chance to show her skills on the live stage. But there’s another reason why Washington should host. As Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” Washington became the first African- American female actor to headline a network drama in nearly 40 years. “SNL” doesn’t have that poor a track record, but it’s fairly horrific all the same in this arena. Washington deserves the hosting job on merit, but the symbolism of this selection is far from unimportant.