Five weeks ago when Sarah Palin showed up on America’s political front page, all I could think and see was Tina Fey’s new material for sketch comedy. Reading my thoughts instantly, my husband said to me, “Aren’t you just look forward to Saturday Night Live Now?”
Just a few weeks later, it has all come to life. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did an amazing rendition of Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago…on ‘hell’ weekend, right before Lehman Brothers went into bankruptcy. And then last night’s Saturday Night Live sketch about the vice presidential debate starring Queen Latifah as debate moderator Gwen Ifill and Tina Fey reprising her role as Governor Sarah Palin, just took the cake! For those of you who missed it, click here to see the video. An article in today’s New York Times entitled ‘Top Things Heard At A Palin Debate Camp’ included someone saying “Can Tina Fey just do the debate?”
Sarah Palin has become a hot topic of conversation in our household. Because none of us are eligible to vote, we have decided to unleash our Palin energy in other ways. I for one have decided that I will be her for Halloween. My daughter tells me that if this is indeed my intention then I need to take lessons in learning to dress like a United Airlines flight attendant. An observant comment, I must say!