Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live

Now that's what I call a good sport. I absolutely see this as Sarah Palin showing the country that she is a good sport and has no hard feelings rather than a calculated political maneuver. CNN reports on the show that aired last night.

The opening sketch also featured a surprise visit by Alec Baldwin, Fey's "30 Rock" co-star Alec Baldwin, who mistook Palin for Fey, and tried to convince Michaels not to let Fey appear on the show with the governor. He snapped his fingers, trying to remember the nickname some had given Palin.

SNL's regular Tina Fey has made quite a splash imitating the Alaska governor. When asked to be on the show with her, Palin said this:

"I love her, she's a hoot and she's so talented," Palin said, according to the AP.

"It would be fun to meet her, imitate her and keep on giving her new material."

To me it sounds like this demonstrates a level of class that belies some of the attention Sarah Palin has received in the liberal press. But I didn't see the show. What's your opinion? Was it a genuine expression of good sportsmanship? Or was it a political attempt to win back some lost ground?


  1. Hahhahah I'm watching the clips online right now!

    She's just bein' a good sport. It'll likely be good for the campaign too.

    Funny stuff!

  2. It would have been better if the SNL writing staff actually gave her something more tangible and funny to say. They basically let her just stand there while Alec Baldwin and Amy Poehler brought the funny.

  3. But Earl, do you think her appearing on the show was an act of class or was it another attempt at political manipulation?