Quickly on Sarah Palin…

January 9, 2009

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

I just saw an article featuring an interview with former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Apparently, she is very upset by the way she was portrayed by SNL performer Tina Fey during the 2008 election season. As the Governor of Alaska, Fey said, “I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers.” This is the main issue Palin seems to take with SNL, that her family was used for humor. Her objections went entierly unvoiced during the election, however. At the time, Palin made an appearance on SNL to score some additional votes for the GOP. Now that the election is over and lost, I suppose it makes sense to now score some pitty points to secure a future in the GOP. Hindsight is 20-20, they say. It is good to know that she did not win the election: should a potential President be relying on hindsight to act or act in the present?

She also tried to critique her interview with Katie Couric, the all American newswoman that I love, who gained a substantial increase in ratings thanks to a series of interviews with never-prepared Sarah Palin. Palin does not blame Couric specifically, but notes that it “says a great deal about our society” that people have capitalized on her inadequacies. She left that last part out, but I knew where she was going. Interestingly enough, she blames the GOP for forcing her into the interviews with Couric. The blame-game only works when you go for the enemy in politics, and Palin better watch where her governorship goes if she picks a fight with the Republicans.

All well. What is done, is done. Here is a copy of one hilarious clip from fall 2008 on SNL.


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