Election 2008

(Soundbite of TV show "Saturday Night Live")

Governor SARAH PALIN (Republican, Alaska; Republican Vice Presidential Candidate): Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!


That's Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Her appearance on last night's show also included a scene with executive producer Lorne Michaels. She had this reaction to Tina Fey's impression of her.

(Soundbite of TV show "Saturday Night Live")

Governor PALIN: You know, I just didn't think it was a realistic depiction of the way my press conferences would have gone.

Mr. LORNE MICHAELS (Executive Producer, "Saturday Night Live"): Yes, but it's obviously a heightened reality.

Governor PALIN: Why can't we have done the "30 Rock" sketch that I wrote?

Mr. MICHAELS: Honestly, not enough people know that show.

(Soundbite of laughter)

HANSEN: Then Tina Fey's "30 Rock" co-star Alec Baldwin entered. He thought Palin was Fey and made some critical remarks about the governor. When the mistake was pointed out, Baldwin quickly recovered.

(Soundbite of TV show "Saturday Night Live")

Mr. ALEC BALDWIN (Actor): You are way hotter in person.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Governor PALIN: Why, thank you.

Mr. BALDWIN: I mean, seriously. I mean, I can't believe they let her, you know, play you.

HANSEN: To see the SNL skit, go to npr.org/soapbox.

(Soundbite from "Saturday Night Live")

Ms. TINA FEY (Writer; Comedian; Actress; Producer): (As Governor Sarah Palin) 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.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Ms. FEY: (As Governor Sarah Palin) I am looking forward to a portion of your questions.

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