She is Baaaaaaack!
Early in September 2008, McCain campaign was sitting pretty with the momentum generated by the vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. It sure looked like McCain was going to be our next president. Looking back at that fateful September (fateful for McCain) one can say three things destroyed his campaign.
- His totally clueless statement in the midst of unfolding severe financial crisis, “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
- Sarah Palin
- Tina Fey as Sarah Palin
Today I woke up early – only to see this fall off my chair laughing out loud. Tina Fey is back as the half-governor Sarah Palin. This stuff is not just funny. It is hilarious. Rolling on the flow laughing ‘you know what’ off funny!
Some snippets from an AP story:
Other fake shows included “Hey Journalist, I Gotcha,” in which Palin re-edited interviews to make it look like her interviewers — like CBS’ Katie Couric — were “woefully unprepared.” Also touted was a spinoff starring husband Todd Palin (played on “SNL” by cast member Jason Sudeikis) as a renegade police officer transferred from Alaska to New York.
Fey made four appearances in 2008 as Palin, earning her an Emmy last year for guest actor. She was also voted 2008’s AP Entertainer of the Year. The 39-year-old comedian said the whole experience was “a little overwhelming,” but in a recent interview with The Associated Press, she said reprising Palin was “inevitable.”
Shortly before the 2008 election, Palin made a cameo appearance on “SNL” alongside Fey. Afterward, Palin said she had fun on the show and would do it again if asked. In her memoir, “Going Rogue,” Palin wrote that she grew up watching “SNL.”
Fey, who was a cast member and head writer on “SNL” before leaving to create “30 Rock” on NBC, had plenty of other fodder for her second stint hosting “SNL.”