Amy Wilkinson
October 21, 2008 AT 03:33 PM EDT

Here at PopWatch, we’re staunch supporters of thoughful debate, citizen activism, rocking the vote, and all such democratic ideals. So when we heard that Twilight fans have organized a petition to nominate their patron vampire saint Edward Cullen (also known as actor Robert Pattinson) for a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, we felt it was our duty to bring this matter to the people. And since the best voter is a well-informed voter, we’ve put together the top three reasons why Pattinson should appear on the sketch show stage: 

1. It would be good for the economy
: In these lean times, everyone’s looking to save a buck or two — even big networks like NBC — and in Rob you get not only a host, but a musical guest to boot. And after my exclusive preview of the Twilight soundtrack, which includes Pattinson’s song “Never Think,” I can whole-heartedly endorse the vamp’s vocal prowess.

2. The inevitable Twilight parody: Pregnant Amy Poehler (as Bella Swan) + Rob = Breaking Dawn fabulousity. I wonder if Amy can vomit blood on cue?

3. He’s just plain fun to look at

So, PopWatchers, are you going to add your John Hancock to the Rob-on-SNL petition? If he does land the gig, got any sketch suggestions? 

More on Twilight:
‘Twilight’ Exclusive: Our Soundtrack Snap Judgments
Snap Judgment: The final ‘Twilight’ trailer
‘Twilight’ reshoots: Why is Catherine Hardwick filming again?

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