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Fey Replays Palin’s Failings

gun1.thumbnail.jpgSarah Palin’s rumored appearance on Saturday Night Live was a bust, reminiscent of Obama’s absence on the comedy show because Hurricane Ike and McCain’s less convincing Wednesday night bailing on David Letterman to (not) deal with the bailout.

Tonight there was no crisis to keep Sarah away. Well, there’s the crisis of faith her party-planners are having, but that’s their problem.

Frankly Tina Fey as Palin is way funnier and less painful to watch than the real Gov GILF, paired again with Amy Poelher who for tonight’s skit played Katie Couric.

Choice moments:

  • When asked about her trip to New York, Fey’s Palin said her family enjoyed going to FAO Schwartz "and that goofy evolution museum…I had 15-20 false alarms where I saw Osama bin Laden driving a taxi"
  • She admitted to visiting Times Square where she went to a movie called The Bush Doctrine, only to discover "it was not about politics."
  • At the United Nations, she said she was "disheartened to see so many foreigners, but when Senator McCain and I are elected we’re gonna get those jobs back to Americans!"
  • Fey’s version of Palin found the foreign heads of state "all so welcoming, from Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan…to Bono, the king of Ireland."
  • Asked about Alaska’s part in national defense against its maritime neighbor, Fey-as-Palin explained, "Every morning when they wake up, Alaskans look to see if there are any Russians hanging around, and if so its our responsibility to say shoo."

Completely baffled by a question over the bailout, the faux-gov waffled, wavered, babbled, finally concluding her rambling with "the dollar value meal at restaurants"Pressing queries about the lessons learned from Iraq drew blank stares followed by "Katie, I’d like to use one of my lifelines. I want to phone a friend. " When told that’s not how interviews work, Fey used the real Palin’s now trademark response, "Well, in that case, I’m just gonna have to get back to ya." Poehler’s comeback: "When cornered you become increasingly adorable, is that fair to say?"

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Fey Replays Palin’s Failings

gun1.thumbnail.jpgSarah Palin’s rumored appearance on Saturday Night Live was a bust, reminiscent of Obama’s absence on the comedy show because Hurricane Ike and McCain’s less convincing Wednesday night bailing on David Letterman to (not) deal with the bailout.

Tonight there was no crisis to keep Sarah away. Well, there’s the crisis of faith her party-planners are having, but that’s their problem.

Frankly Tina Fey as Palin is way funnier and less painful to watch than the real Gov GILF, paired again with Amy Poelher who for tonight’s skit played Katie Couric.

Choice moments:

  • When asked about her trip to New York, Fey’s Palin said her family enjoyed going to FAO Schwartz "and that goofy evolution museum…I had 15-20 false alarms where I saw Osama bin Laden driving a taxi"
  • She admitted to visiting Times Square where she went to a movie called The Bush Doctrine, only to discover "it was not about politics."
  • At the United Nations, she said she was "disheartened to see so many foreigners, but when Senator McCain and I are elected we’re gonna get those jobs back to Americans!"
  • Fey’s version of Palin found the foreign heads of state "all so welcoming, from Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan…to Bono, the king of Ireland."
  • Asked about Alaska’s part in national defense against its maritime neighbor, Fey-as-Palin explained, "Every morning when they wake up, Alaskans look to see if there are any Russians hanging around, and if so its our responsibility to say shoo."
  • Completely baffled by a question over the bailout, the faux-gov waffled, wavered, babbled, finally concluding her rambling with "the dollar value meal at restaurants"
  • Pressing queries about the lessons learned from Iraq drew blank stares followed by "Katie, I’d like to use one of my lifelines. I want to phone a friend. " When told that’s not how interviews work, Fey used the real Palin’s now trademark response, "Well, in that case, I’m just gonna have to get back to ya." Poehler’s comeback: "When cornered you become increasingly adorable, is that fair to say?"
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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.