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Posted on Oct 19, 2008
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It’s hard to make fun of someone to their face, although Alec Baldwin made an effort when Sarah Palin stopped by “Saturday Night Live” for some free PR. Tina Fey managed to dodge a direct confrontation with the woman she has so ably mocked.

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Palin made another appearance during “Weekend Update”:

 

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By Michael, October 23, 2008 at 9:45 am Link to this comment
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Palin’s constituents won’t really get it, but the WU rap about her is the funniest thing I’ve seen on SNL in   a long time, in a disturbing way. Palin’s rise to national mediocrity through the vehicle of John McCain’s naked ambition is what comedy is all about.

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By Maryanne Jameson, October 20, 2008 at 1:55 pm Link to this comment
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Some of the previous posters “get it”. It’s all about ratings, and selling junk products for corporate sponsors. SNL is no different than Charles Gibson or Couric—ratings in the tank? Call Sarah Palin. Revive your moribund show. I wish she had the dignity to spurn them all, but the public spotlight is too addictive.

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By Inherit The Wind, October 20, 2008 at 1:54 pm Link to this comment

KDelphi, October 20 at 10:28 am #

Gawd, people! It seems that , to some of you, every facet of your life is continuosly focused on demonizing anyone who even attempts to make humor out of a ridiculous point of view. If you saw it as something else, I think, you are just paranoid.So, you honestly think that some people wil be more pre-disposed to vote for McCain, due to this skit. Jeeeez. What a humorless lot.

Fight some REAL oppression.

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What KDelphi said!

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By KDelphi, October 20, 2008 at 11:28 am Link to this comment

Gawd, people! It seems that , to some of you, every facet of your life is continuosly focused on demonizing anyone who even attempts to make humor out of a ridiculous point of view. If you saw it as something else, I think, you are just paranoid.So, you honestly think that some people wil be more pre-disposed to vote for McCain, due to this skit. Jeeeez. What a humorless lot.

Fight some REAL oppression.

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By Doug Tarnopol, October 20, 2008 at 11:15 am Link to this comment

SNL showed us, again, what “liberals” in Hollywood are all about: the power of money and ratings. Full stop. No one on that show has anything but contempt for and fear of Palin and her constituency. But when the ratings were held out, they all caved, including Fey, who I assume was under no obligation to appear with Palin.

The proper thing to do is exclude someone who has been running a racist, even proto-fascist, campaign. This is what SNL, Alec Baldwin, Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey, and the rest should have done.

Yes, I’ve heard the theory that SNL’s writers “punked” her. Bullsh*t. They legitimized her.

These scumbags would have had Hitler on with Charlie Chaplin back in the day. They both had these little moustaches, you know; looked alike; it was funny! Big ratings. All those stadiums filled in Germany, and so on.

This is how the profit motive trumps all morality. Lesson n in an infinite series.

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By GW=MCHammered, October 20, 2008 at 11:00 am Link to this comment
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Coming soon (right after the election) to a TV channel near you, “The Sarah Palin Show” starring Sarah Palin! (for the chronically addicted to redundant)

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By Scorpionet69, October 20, 2008 at 6:52 am Link to this comment
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Sarah had the chutzpah to appear in a show that tries very hard to impale her. Guess who’s the dummy, Baldwin who cannot tell the difference between the Governor and the comedian(guess he does not pay attention to either). And then Tina, what a coward, running away from the real thing, what is she afraid of. that the real one will pull out her Alaskan National Guard issue M-16 and take a shot at the fake? SNL has been a ‘Stupid Not-funny and Lacking’ show for a long time.
Sarah has balls, Tina the Coward and Baldwin the Dumb..

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By hippy pam, October 20, 2008 at 5:42 am Link to this comment

I can see her hunting down those folks that pissed her off if “Wah-Silly” does get in to a position of power.She is petty and vindicative-and has shown she will be underhanded and dirty in her search to “get even”...KUDOS to T.F and SNL for doing it anyway…We may all have to hide them out if “pit-lips” has her way….....

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By Inherit The Wind, October 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm Link to this comment

Fahrenheit 451, October 19 at 6:13 am #

@ Inherit The Wind;

Geez, get a grip!  It’s not serious!  Don’t have a coronary for Christs sake!
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“By Inherit The Wind, October 19 at 5:49 am #

Oh, I see it all as overblown. It’s SNL. They make fun of Palin weekly.  Why WOULDN’T they want her on?  Think of the ratings!

Palin?  It’s a SMART move to appear on SNL, one of the few she’s made since McCain named. She’s such a nasty, twisted pit-bull that this is a needed image-softener, like Nixon’s “Sock it to me?”

As for Alec Baldwin: What a GOLDEN opportunity! Talk about visibility!  And he got to rip her apart to her face as a gag pretending he thought he was talking to Tina Fey!

Nobody should take this seriously.  It’s SNL and was part of the only funny bit they’ve done in 20 years—mocking Sarah Palin. (the rest of the stuff from the show is I why I stopped watching SNL years ago—it’s just not funny).”

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This is truly an inane post.  Inane because it is illogical and irrational.  You are telling ME not to takes SNL seriously when I just said—Don’t take it seriously, it’s just SNL!

I sometimes wonder about posters here—they rip other people apart for saying things that were never said.

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By KDelphi, October 19, 2008 at 12:03 pm Link to this comment

Gawd, youd think that the fate of the “free” world hangs on SNL. It is very often funny.

Pallin has been the butt of alot of jokes on SNL, as has Obama, Clinton, McCain—-

Taking it for more than what it is is just being petty.

Obama was pretty funny at the dinner last week, eh? McCain was kindve funny too.

Joe/Sam the non/plumber is in the same vein. Its just supposed to relieve tension, folks.

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By Eric L. Prentis, October 19, 2008 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
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Saturday Night Live mocked Gov. Sarah Palin to her face at every opportunity. Palin, like the unaware, ambitious yokel she is, took the ridicule with no attempt to save face. America will not be well served by VP Sarah Palin, she cannot discern friend from foe which is a fatal character flaw for any politician.

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By JimM, October 19, 2008 at 9:23 am Link to this comment

Yes Farenheit, now perhaps she has found her calling as a comedian. Maybe she can be a regular on snl, impersonating a v.p. candidate. Oh, yes, she is already doing that.

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By Thomthum, October 19, 2008 at 7:49 am Link to this comment

Her 14th minute of Fame is upon us. tick tick tick tick tick…

It might have been more meaningful/positive for her if she was something other than a punching bag for the SNL crew. Everyone got in their shots.

I guess this will be a fun chapter in the book to be released this time next year.

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By Fahrenheit 451, October 19, 2008 at 7:13 am Link to this comment

@ Inherit The Wind;

Geez, get a grip!  It’s not serious!  Don’t have a coronary for Christs sake!

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By Inherit The Wind, October 19, 2008 at 6:49 am Link to this comment

Oh, I see it all as overblown. It’s SNL. They make fun of Palin weekly.  Why WOULDN’T they want her on?  Think of the ratings!

Palin?  It’s a SMART move to appear on SNL, one of the few she’s made since McCain named. She’s such a nasty, twisted pit-bull that this is a needed image-softener, like Nixon’s “Sock it to me?”

As for Alec Baldwin: What a GOLDEN opportunity! Talk about visibility!  And he got to rip her apart to her face as a gag pretending he thought he was talking to Tina Fey!

Nobody should take this seriously.  It’s SNL and was part of the only funny bit they’ve done in 20 years—mocking Sarah Palin. (the rest of the stuff from the show is I why I stopped watching SNL years ago—it’s just not funny).

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By lodipete, October 19, 2008 at 6:07 am Link to this comment

I guess GE isn’t taking any chances.

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By Fahrenheit 451, October 19, 2008 at 3:25 am Link to this comment

Sarah Palin don’t try for VP,
Sarah Palin, instead go on TV.

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By Lou, October 19, 2008 at 3:19 am Link to this comment
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I am really bored and completely uninterested in either idiot -Fey or Palin.
Stick to real news.

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