Monday, September 29, 2008

Once more, with feeling

Gosh, I know I said I wasn't going to write about our wacky Na-kook of the North of a vice presidential candidate anymore, but I simply couldn't resist the return of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on this weekend's “Saturday Night Live.” The really funny (and by funny I mean sad) thing about Tina's reappearance as Republican vice presidential nominee is how close it actually is to the real thing. In fact, it's so close, Tina probably could have just read Palin's answers verbatim from her interview last week with Katie Couric and have elicited the same, and perhaps even bigger, laughs. She is truly a Not Ready for Primetime Player.

Tina on Palin:

Palin on Alaska:

Palin on the bailout:

Palin on deregulation:

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Probably both. One heartbeat away, people. One. Heartbeat. Away. ... Shudder. As Tina said last week at the Emmy Awards:

“I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5. So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me.”

Amen, sister. Amen.


Lezlie Mac said...

More Tina Fey goodness. That skit just as hilarious as it is scary. It's so close from the real deal that it hurts. Please vote for the other one...

Let's not forget Amy Poelher either, smashing in that pregnant Couric suit.

Dorothy, still no word from Tina about a special guest appearrance on your blog ?

Britni said...

I posted about the original interview on my blog, and how watching Palin's responses reminded me of this quote from Billy Madison:

"Mrs. Palin, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

It's just so sad that THIS woman could end up being the VP. And so, so scary.

Anonymous said...

You know, as I was watching Tina on Saturday, there were times when I truly thought it was SP speaking. How sad is THAT.

Oh, please dear country, PLEASE tell us you aren't this ignorant to vote for these two? Please please please. It would be so frightening if you were.

Anonymous said...

I have two thoughts:
1. SP will step down before the debate on Thursday, 10/2.


2. We've been punked and she will clean Biden's clock b/c she's supposedly a good debater. The expectations have been set so low for her as far as her unrehearsed speaking (like GWB in the 2000 and 2004 debates) that any style points she receives will be greatly exaggerated. Why aren't the Dems making a big point about her Kenyan witchcraft-exorcising, laying on of hands pastor whose video footage is on youtube. That video of her and him in her church going through this ritual gives me the heebie jeebies. The Repubs tore into Obama about Rev. Wright.

Anonymous said...

My personal fear is even though Obama is ahead in the polls by 5 to 7 points that is still too close b/c there is an unknown percentage of racists out there who could easily swing the votes to McSame and Caribou Barbie. It's the fate of The Supreme Court, people. It's the LGBT community having fewer rights as American citizens than undocumented workers. It's the collapse of the US as we now know it or remember how it was 8 years ago. It's totally frightening.

Shaking in My Boots in AZ

vikki said...

Oh goodness. When things are really scary, it helps to laugh. said...

Can't wait to get home and watch these!

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Palin...that poor woman. It's hard to revile someone so stupid. Although, I do.

Pyewacket said...

After watching the clip of Sarah Palin's circular response regarding the bailout...I was reminded of both McCain and Obama's confusing and evasive bailout speak at the beginning of the presidential debate.

They must have liked her answers.

squeebs said...

Who the hell would've ever thought that the utter train wreck of Sarah Palin could actually reward us with more classic Tina Fey goodness?

Silver lining. That's all I'm sayin'.

Penny Cillin said...

Oh, that poor woman. She really has no idea, does she?

By the way, do not watch the Tina/Amy clip while in the campus library. Laughing out loud is not tolerated!

PS- I LOVE Tina Fey. Meow.

Anonymous said...

Oh My God!!!!!!!!! I am crying! Silently, terrified and embarrassed that I have wasted 10 min of my life listening to SP and witnessing her idiotic stupidity!
Please forgive my language.

On a different note - Tina is amazing:)

TheWeyrd1 said...

Yay! I should have known you'd have the bit on video here!