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Video Palin Makes Appearance on "SNL"

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Here’s the video of Gov. Sarah Palin’s long-awaited appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

The Associated Press’ Glen Johnson reported it this way:

After watching “Saturday Night Live” make fun of her from afar, Sarah Palin witnessed it first hand this week as Tina Fey engaged in fiction by depicting her at the news conference the Republican vice presidential nominee has yet to hold.

Later, Palin came on stage during the Weekend Update mock news segment and bobbed to the beat as cast member Amy Poehler performed a rap song the Alaska governor decided was too hardcore for her to perform personally.

“I’m Jeremiah Wright ‘cuz I’m the preacher; I got a bookish look and you’re all hot for teacher,” Poehler rapped as actors dressed as Eskimos, Palin’s husband, Todd, and a moose pranced across the stage.

… In the show’s opening, Fey’s impersonation of Palin told a group of reporters, “First off, I just want to say how excited I am to be in front of both the liberal elite media as well as the liberal regular media. I am looking forward to a portion of your questions.”

Moments later, the camera cut away to the real Palin watching a television monitor alongside the show’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels

“You know, Lorne, I just don’t think it’s a realistic depiction of the way my press conferences would have gone,” Palin said. She said she wished he would have let her do a sketch about “30 Rock,” the NBC program in which Fey now stars. That prompted Michaels to deadpan: “Honestly not enough people know that show.”

Palin then stood mute as Fey’s “30 Rock” co-star, Alec Baldwin came onto the stage, mistook Palin for Fey and pleaded with Michaels not to let the actor go onstage with the governor.

“This is the most important election in our nation’s history and you want her, our Tina, to go out there and stand with that horrible woman?” Baldwin said.

When Michaels broke down and introduced him to Palin, Baldwin feigned embarrassment and replied, “I see. Forgive me. I feel I must say this: You are way hotter in person.”

Palin got even by saying, “Thank you, and I must say, your brother Stephen is my favorite Baldwin brother.”

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Written by newscycle

October 19, 2008 at 8:42 am

Posted in Palin, SNL

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