Sarah Palin, guest: 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.
Palin: 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. (Kind of hard to accuse SNL of portraying her as an idiot when the writers borrowed whole blocks of her actual answers to Katie Couric, much of it left unedited, for one of their segments.)
Palin: 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!"
Yeah lady I think enough people have already contributed to help to support that family of yours.
And Tina Fey can keep her money, after all she earned it money the old fashioned way. She worked for it.
Remember that? Remember working?
The funny thing is that Tina Fey demonstrated a great deal of empathy for Palin and even tried to protect her.
Fey: I was the one pitching, "Why don't you start her backstage, you know, with Alec, so the crowd won't boo." She had just been booed at a hockey game in Philadelphia, and I thought we had to be cautious. And of course the audience was just happy to see her because she was a star, a media star. Even the New York audience was not feeling their politics at that moment.
SNL did a brilliant job with Palin (Much of which you can see by visiting the Hollywood Reporter website.), but they did NOT destroy McCain and Palin's chances in 2008. That they did all by themselves.
All SNL did was allow us all to blow off steam by laughing at what could have been a terrible tragedy for this country.
And for that we owe them, and the amazing Tina Fey, a huge debt of gratitude.