It’s still as funny as when I watched it on Saturday night. Not only did Tina Fey bear a striking resemblance to Gov. Palin, but Fey also seemed to be channeling Palin’s voice and speech pattern. Anyone have doubts that Fey will be back on the show (several) times between now and the election?
So Sarah Palin looks like Tina Fey. And then Tina Fey makes herself look like Sarah Palin. Who looks like Tina Fey. And then the other one refers to Sarah Palin wearing the Tina Fey glasses. Except it’s actually Tina Fey wearing Sarah Paling glasses that almost look like Tina Fey glasses.
My head hurts. It’s laughing, but it hurts.
Can Sarah Palin resist going on SNL herself before election day–matter meets anti-matter? It’d be the brilliant move, and I suspect would put the ticket over the top. Hey, she can’t go on Oprah, so why not?
I agree with David G. that a cameo appearance on SNL would be a smart move for Palin (and McCain). It would demonstrate she has a sense of humor (the “lipstick” joke wore thin quickly) and that she is clued in to pop culture. Throw in a little jab that she much prefers being on SNL than on Oprah, or that with her designer glasses she really can see Russia from her house, and Palin would get a few laughs and soften her image. I think Hillary’s cameo on SNL helped to humanize her in the eyes of some people, and look what SNL did for Janet Reno. Well, maybe not for Ms. Reno. It was too hard to shake off the image of Will Farrell dressed like her.
Eastern elitists take note:
I’ve lived in Michigan all my life, and on the Border of the Great White North for a lot of those years, where hockey moms are more numerous than moose or bear, and when Mrs. Esposito, mother of Phil and Tony, visited the local mall, an announcement was made on the loudspeaker signaling lesser mortals to give way at the checkout or be zamboni’d.
I guarantee that the “pitbull with lipstick” remark wasn’t a joke.
The only thing wrong with Fey as Palin was the color – Palin wears earth tones, not red power suits.
Tanning beds and such are very common in Alaska as a way of combatting/treating Seasonal Affective Disorder – like the “light boxes” some of (and other far northern climes) you may have heard of. Doctors even prescribe their use.
Elaine: Remember you are writing on the internet. Anyone can read this. Indeed, that Sarah Palin has SAD is probably already a “fact.” And of course, that will be her ticket to Oprah, as she will become the champion of all those afflicted with the disorder…
Jean: You warned us elites early on about Ms. Palin. (I love the fact that she requested to be called “s.” and angry Palin supporters wrote the Times complaining their feminist agenda for not referring to her as “Mrs.” Then again, does anyone else use honorifics?). My question (seriously): Is she more than John McCain can handle, or just a danger to the Dems? Or both? If she wins, will she wait for McCain to invoke the 25th amendment…?
Elaine, strong lights, but not the kind in tanning beds, are used to treat SAD. My mother has one, as do many other folks here in Michigan, which is a gloomy state in more ways than one. (I have reverse SAD; long sunny days trigger depression and migraines for me. Which perhaps explains the fact that I am not a Little Mary Sunshine.)
If you get in a tanning bed, you have to use goggles to shut OUT the light.
People in Michigan (and Alaska) are at higher risk for vitamin D deficiencies. I don’t know whether a tanning bed would improve problem or not.
But I really think Sarah Palin’s tan, whether solar powered or Max Factor’d is a non issue.