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article imageOp-Ed: Five years later, Sarah Palin isn't over Tina Fey's caricature

By John Presta     Aug 20, 2014 in Politics
New York - Sarah Palin's feelings are hurt, five years after the fact. Tina Fey's "Palin" caricature during the 2008 campaign stung. Palin said, "I know that they portrayed me as an idiot, and I hated that, and I wanted to come on the show and counter some of that."
The Hollywood Reporter published an excerpt from an update of a book about the iconic NBC show, Saturday Night Live.
A new edition of the classic Saturday Night Live oral history, Live From New York, by James Andrew Miller and his co-author, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post television critic Tom Shales, which goes on sale Sept. 9, adds 200 pages of new material to the original 2002 book, updating the story through the 2000s.
The most fascinating parts for political aficionados is the Sarah Palin sections. With more than a tinge of bitterness, Palin said, "I think SNL is egotistical if they believe that it was truly an effect on maybe the public debate about who should lead the country in the next four years."
Amy Poehler, cast member, saw it a little differently. She said it was the emergence of women into politics. Ms. Poehler played Hillary Clinton during that 2008 campaign and once did a scene with Hillary Clinton, dressed exactly the same as her.
The show's producer was complimentary of Palin, saying she had great manners and that it was probably that "beauty pageant" thing with her.
However, one SNL cast member, Horatio Sanz, believed that "Tina's impression basically killed Sarah Palin."
Palin was obviously asked what she would say to Tina Fey. "If I ran into Tina Fey again today, I would say: 'You need to at least pay for my kids' braces or something from all the money that you made off of pretending that you're me! My goodness, you capitalized on that! Can't you contribute a little bit? Jeez!'"
Or possibly subscribe to the Sarah Palin channel for only $9.99 per month. That would be the least that Tina Fey could do.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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