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Published:September 15th, 2008 08:23 EST
Tina Fey Impersonates Sarah Palin On SNL

Tina Fey Impersonates Sarah Palin On SNL

By Robert Paul Reyes

A politician isn`t considered a political heavyweight until he or she is satirized on "Saturday Night Live." A candidate doesn`t earn any respect until he`s been dissed by SNL.

sarah palinA few years ago almost nobody outside of Wasilla, Alaska knew Sarah Palin, but now she enjoys the imprimatur of success: Object of caricature by SNL.

"`Saturday Night Live` kicked off its 34th season last night with a `nonpartisan message` from Sen. Hillary Clinton (SNL regular Amy Poehler) and Gov. Sarah Palin (guest Tina Fey).
As the two stood behind a lectern, flanked by American flags, `Palin` said they were `crossing party lines` for this unexpected joint appearance `to address the now very ugly role that sexism is playing in the campaign ...`

`... an issue which I am frankly surprised to hear people suddenly care about,` interjected `Clinton.`"

La Times Blogs/Leslie Hoffecker

Hillary Clinton is a two-term senator and former First Lady -- since the day she was born she`s been scheming to be the President of the United States. Now she`s been eclipsed on the national stage by a neophyte who scarcely has more foreign policy experience than your typical polar bear or moose.

To add insult to injury the fake Hillary is now playing second fiddle to the faux Palin on SNL. I almost feel sorry for Hillary -- almost.

The producers of SNL should offer a gazillion dollars to Fey to entice her to return to SNL as a regular cast member. Fey bears an uncanny resemblance to Palin, and her impersonation is spot on.

I hope we never hear the words: Live from the Oval Office, It`s Sarah Palin