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Bachmann update

January 30, 2011 · Leave a Comment

The jury is in.  SNL did a Bachmann spoof.  Bachmann is the new Sarah Palin.

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Palin 2012? Even McCain is in on the joke.

November 3, 2008 · 2 Comments

On Saturday Night Live on November 1st Presidential candidate McCain did a skit with Tina Fey in which they go on QVC (the only TV they can afford) as a way to counter Obama’s multi-network half-hour special, and also “sell some stuff.”

It was moderately funny, but felt a little awkward to me.  McCain was in a skit where Palin (Fey) “goes rogue” in the middle of a segment and starts hawking her new t-shirt “Palin 2012” to a camera stage left.

Even Cindy got in on the act, showcasing the “fine gold” (as in McCain-Fine Gold) that was being sold to help raise money for the campaign.  That was bad punsterism that warmed my heart.

Palin also got in on the Fey action, saying that Tina should keep her Palin outfits because she’ll need them over the next four years.  I think she was implying that the McCain-Palin ticket would score an upset win on election day.  Whatever the implication, one certain thing is that Palin is planning on staying on the national stage, regardless of how the election turns out.  And, therefore, this site isn’t going anywhere.

If you haven’t seen the SNL skit, watch it here and decide for yourself.  Is McCain just a good sport participating in some self-deprecating humor, or was it odd to see a candidate for President poke fun at his Vice President pick?

Watch it here:

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In case you missed Palin-Fey on SNL 10-18-2008

October 21, 2008 · Leave a Comment

Opening sequence:

Weekend Update:

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Hooray for Tina Fey

October 17, 2008 · Leave a Comment

Contributed by RJ

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Sarah Palin is sliding in the polls.

Have voters finally seen through her phony reformer shtick? Or should we thank Tina Fey for highlighting the candidate’s finer qualities?

Recent polls reveal that Sarah’s numbers took a tumble following Fey’s parodies on Saturday Night Live. While this is an encouraging development, it says a lot about our current political culture. We live in a nation where sketch comedy has the power to influence a presidential election.

Here’s what I’d like to ask the people in that polling sample: “Really? You thought Sarah Palin was a reasonable choice until you saw Tina Fey impersonate her on Saturday Night Live?”

In an intriguing yet predictable twist, it looks like Palin will be appearing alongside Tina Fey on this week’s SNL. She told Neal Boortz in an interview that she hasn’t seen a script yet and has no idea what’s in store for her. If that’s true and the Palin campaign has agreed to an appearance “without preconditions,” the SNL writers are going to have a field day.

It’s an interesting gamble. Palin and her campaign want to neutralize the damage Fey has done by showing that Palin can take a joke. It their gamble pays off, she’ll come away looking more likable. If it doesn’t, well, let’s just say it’ll be one of the best life-imitating-art moments in the history of political satire.

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