Sarah Palin wants to return the favor to Tina Fey

The McCain/Palin campaign is discussing the best way to rebut the ever increasing popularity of Tina Fey’s spot on performance of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.  Advisors to the ticket are split on the prospect of Palin actually going on the show, but the VP candidate, herself, wants to follow in the steps of all the latest political contenders and make a late night appearance.

As the comedian’s impressions of the GOP vice presidential candidate draw laughs from Republicans and Democrats alike, a top honcho from the John McCain campaign tells me there’s a debate going on about how to respond.

Some key McCain staffers are content with Palin joking about the “SNL” routines on the campaign trail — as when she scribbled “I’m not Tina Fey” on a supporter’s cell phone and said she’d dressed as Fey on Halloween. But others — including the governor herself — think a return punch on the NBC airwaves is what’s needed.

[From the Chicago Sun Times]

Palin is talking about spoofing Fey’s American Express commercials, which won’t be easy as they’re pretty much Tina Fey spoofing Tina Fey, anyway.  It’ll be interesting to see what Sarah can do in this genre.  Hillary Clinton more than pulled it off with Amy Poehler, and McCain did a pretty funny skit last season about releasing an album.  Barack Obama was scheduled to appear on the season opener this year but cancelled due to Ike, so his only appearance was a short Halloween party sketch last year that was really short, and not all that funny.

Sarah Palin takes herself pretty seriously, so it’s not a surprise that she’s talking about hitting back.  I’m just not sure she’ll be able to send someone up and come off likable and good natured with it.  She’s good at mocking people, but it’s not usually in true good humor.  There’s no doubt she’ll do it with a smile on her face, and a wink of her eye, though.

This coming Saturday’s SNL will be a repeat, but they have a political primetime special airing this Thursday.  That would be the optimum opportunity for Palin to do her best Fey, but there are only a couple live show left before the election.

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  1. Suzy Sunshine says:

    So Palin will do SNL but she can’t give the press a glimpse on who she really is…what a numbnut…Her playing Tina Fey would make me upchuck.

    I wish Sarah Palin would fall into the biggest blackest hole….

  2. Obvious says:

    This is a joke right? Palin do a Tina Fey?

  3. daisy424 says:

    I am curious as to how the skit will play out and if Tina will be in it with her.

    Does anyone remember John Belushi doing his impression of Joe Cocker next to him on stage? 😀

  4. JaundiceMachine says:

    Even though I disagree with his politics the last couple of years, John McCain comes off as a truly likable guy. The kind of guy you’d take on a camping trip or invite to Thanksgiving Dinner with your family. He seems to be a genuine guy who is able to laugh at himself and let his guard down amongst good friends.

    His running mate, on the other hand, has all the warmth and charisma of Mala Ram from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. A very vindictive, power-hungry woman.

    KA-LI MAA!!

  5. AP says:

    Hmm… exactly how is she going to play Tina Fey?

    I, for one, ABSOLUTELY and POSITIVELY think she can play an intelligent woman with a mind of her own, especially after that debate. She’s been so good with reciting and replaying McCain’s talking points, what’s a few more scripted lines to say?

  6. Bodhi says:

    *snort* Palin could never pull it off. She takes herself WAY to seriously

  7. Lore says:

    Sarah Palin always does the unexpected. I would like to see them mirror image each other, Palin talking to herself, kind of like Palin’s internal dialogue, whatever that may be.

  8. Musey says:

    “Even though I disagree with his politics the last couple of years, John McCain comes off as a truly likable guy.”

    Yeah, Jaundice, it’s just so darn cute when he calls his wife a cunt in front of reporters. I’d love to welcome that guy into my house for dinner!

  9. Ron says:

    First off she’d need alocution lessons to rid her of her homespun accent. Then she’d need to have her brian rewired to intelligent. After that, sure, she could do it!

  10. UFogle says:

    Tina Fey does comedic satire for a living as part of a show that has been making fun of people from both parties for decades. SNL has built up a track record of pretty much uniformly laughing at everyone on the political scene. For Sarah Palin to take herself so seriously that she can’t just laugh it off and has to retaliate, it just makes her look self-centered and petty. She seems to be as intelligent as Tina Fey is, but rather than appearing witty, Sarah Palin’s attempts at jokes just come across as mean spirited.

  11. daisy424 says:

    Musey, I would be interested in seeing that 1992 video. Could you provide a link? Or is it just hearsay?

    Does it trump Clinton getting a BJ in the oval office or lying under oath? 🙄

    Was Hillary self centered or petty when she went on SNL?

  12. Shane says:

    Shows you how inept the McCain campaign is, they can’t even figure out what to do about SNL. And they’re supposed to be able to lead the free world? LOL

  13. anony says:

    Nothing about that viper Palin could be funny or charming. Nothing. She’s a nasty piece of work and if she does do this I hope she falls on her face.

    @ Jaundice’ -Kali Ma? He he. INDEED. I said this the other day when I had piles of work to do and no way out. Everyone looked at me like I was nuts. Good times.

  14. doodahs says:

    I don’t know why this bugs me so much but I kind of feel that political figures (read: Sarah Palin) should be concentrating on other important things… like say, ummm, learning how the political system actually works in time for the ELECTION, than trying to force a comeback to her days as an *cough* entertainer (flute lesson anyone?)

    Jeez, is there any way to make America seem even more pathetically celebrity obsessed? (yeah I get the irony of that, seeing that this is a celebrity board.. but I ain’t no celebrity)….

    I kind of feel that this might be a made up story but it leaves a bad taste all the same…

  15. Codzilla says:

    Maybe I misinterpreted the article, but it seemed to me that Palin DOES have a sense of humor about Tina’s impersonation, and was thinking about joining the fun.

    And before anyone calls me an idiot, this isn’t a Palin endorsement, just an observation about the story.

    edit: Daisy, good point about the Hilary and SNL.

  16. daisy424 says:

    Codzilla, I took it the same way you did, she has a sense of humor. Anyone who would jump on you for your comment, doesn’t 😀

  17. JaundiceMachine says:

    Musey – I never heard that rumor before, do you have a clip I could see or an article to link? And in his defense, Cindy McCain is a bitch (I reserve usage of the word “cunt” to cool cunts like myself), and anyone who calls her out on it is welcome to share a beer with this cunt.

  18. mollination says:

    Palin doing Fey doing Palin emulating Fey’s style? My head hurts.

  19. genna says:

    Hmmm…well, they say that Palin has a habit of “getting even” with people. Or, maybe this is her way of ligitimizing who she is — in her own mind, of course. She just wants “serious” attention…I don’t think for a nanosecond that she is amused by Tina’s impersonation. Either way, I’ll watch Tina any day…but Palin playing Palin? Pass.

  20. genna says:

    Oh, and by the way, Palin takes things verrry personally.

  21. wren says:

    Daisy424, that John Belushi video made my day! Thanks for posting it. I laughed so hard I think I woke the neighbors 😆

  22. wow says:

    Sarah Palin is alot prettier than Tina Fey…imo.

  23. Ondurag says:

    Hey! Kann I KALLYAH JOE???? That’s all I have to say about Palin – false like plastic. The greeting was so loud it was obvious she rehearsed how much decibels to give it so that the ENTIRE crowd could hear her being soooo friendly to JOE without needing to a microphone. Wish he ‘KUDDA’ given her ‘SIX-PACK’ to the chin – nah just kidding – he behaved like the gentleman is and she like just plain herself.

  24. vdantev says:

    Sorry that takes a sense of humor, Palin- and your latest inaccurate bombastic doggerel snake oil speeches prove you have none. Plenty of fear-peddling however.

  25. rlhood says:

    I don’t think anyone’s mentioned my favorite SNL appearance: Janet Reno, while Will Ferrell was spoofing her. She showed up wearing the same thing he was. Hilarious.

  26. Bobby the K says:

    Conservatives in general are not creative people, in many ways they just don’t ‘get it’.

    And if you look at her record, it’s very much politics as usual, just like mc cain, bush etc.

  27. daisy424 says:

    “Conservatives in general are not creative people, in many ways they just don’t ‘get it’.”
    @Bobby that is a broad, bigoted, insulting remark.

    I’m very creative and have made alot of $$ doing so. I have some conservative views, and guess what, I certainly ‘get it’.

    IMO in grouping Palin in with Bush is like grouping Obama with Ayers. Goes both ways 😉

  28. kate says:

    maybe it’s only me, but i really don’t think they look alike. tina’s face is very angular, while sarah’s is round and soft. also their noses and mouths are shaped differently. i think it’s just the glasses. i do think tina’s impression of her is spot-on, however.

  29. aleach says:

    maybe palin should pass on the SNL appearance and work on studying some “political stuff”! 😆