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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sarah Palin on "SNL": Soy latte drinking liberals are afraid to admit they loved it

If current polls hold true on Nov. 4, the only person who'll be more depressed than John McCain is Lorne Michaels.

The stars couldn't have been aligned any better for "Saturday Night Live" this election season.

Tina Fey's well-traveled Sarah Palin impression has become bigger than Lazy Sunday and More Cowbell combined. Too bad that when the Barracuda goes back to Alaska with some nice political cachet in tow -- but no more elitist media 'gotcha' moments to spoof -- well, "SNL" becomes an unwatchable cycle of awfulness regurgitating the same ol' Darrell Hammond and Kenan Thompson impressions.

So even if you believe that "SNL" is simply spoofing what's already funny and downright surreal, say this about the much-maligned Alaskan Governor: she went along for the ride and delivered a memorable performance, one even her biggest detractors (yep, that includes you, Alec Baldwin) would have to admit was pretty durn tootin' hilarious.

UPDATE: In his blog on Huffington Post, Baldwin calls Palin "polite and gracious," and writes that putting her on "SNL" was a savvy move by everyone involved: "Several people decried 'SNL' for giving her a spot on the show. You're kidding, right? The woman is the Vice Presidential nominee of one of the two major parties in this country. Don't put her on 'SNL?' With all of her exposure and the Tina Fey performance? What reality are you in?"

-- Thomas Rozwadowski,

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Was it just me or was anyone else hoping for a Marky Mark Wahlberg-Andy Samberg smack down?

-- Sara

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At October 20, 2008 at 12:09 PM  

I thought the back stage almost-smackdown was hilarious.

By Blogger Eileen, At October 20, 2008 at 12:43 PM  

Personally I was hoping Marky Mark would take Sarah Palin on...


By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At October 20, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

I thought Palin delivered her lines better in the VP debate.

By Blogger Antony, At October 20, 2008 at 3:17 PM  

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