The 2012 GOP Debate – SNL style!

Tina Fey was back on SNL this last Saturday night to reprise her role as Sarah Palin, and nailed it! This skit included the potential candidates that did not attend Fox News’ actual debate last week. The guy who played Donald Trump, Darrell Hammond, was also pretty entertaining..

Also appearing were other potential Republican candidates who haven’t yet officially announced. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was played by Jason Sudeikis and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was played by Bobby Moynihan.

Tina Fey’s remarks from Twain event

Tina Fey received the Mark Twain Prize “for American humor”at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, November 14th. If you watched it on television (PBS) you may have missed some of her comments. They were edited out. (PBS denied censorship.)
Here is the segment of her acceptance speech that was edited:

Her entire acceptance speech (it was hilarious) was about 15 minutes long. If you actually want to see it, go here. It is the second video.
H/T: Crooks & Liars for this video.

Tina Fey ‘s Emmy nomination for playin’ Palin..

David Shuster looks back on Saturday Night Live’s interpretation of the past political season. Tina Fey is nominated for Emmy’s for her role as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live as well as her role on “30 Rock”.

Nobody captured the true essence of Sarah Palin better than Tina Fey. She played Palin even better than Palin. You betcha …

McCain on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Raw Story:

Republican John McCain showed his funny side with an appearance on a US television comedy show on Saturday, less than three days from historic presidential election.

McCain appeared as the presenter of QVC television shopping channel, saying it was the only station he could afford airtime, in contrast to rival Barack Obama’s multi-million dollar “informercial” which aired this week.“The final days are the most essential,” McCain said of the election campaign.

“This past Wednesday Barack Obama purchased airtime on three major networks. We however can only afford QVC,” he said. “Tonight we come before you to give you some final remarks on our campaign.”

Fey, impersonating Palin, played off media reports that she was going “rogue” and offered up a “Palin 2012″ t-shirt.

During the weekend report with Seth Meyers, McCain plays “the sad grandpa”.. where he says that Obama is young and can run again later, but he’s old and it’s HIS turn to be president!

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CNN: McCain-Palin Campaign Follies

If the campaign doesn’t end soon, the ladies on the View are going to kill each other.  Ellen DeGeneres says she has been watching CNN so much that she is now calling her den “The Situation Room.”   Which pales next to the X-rated Sarah Palin look-a-like film that Hustler Publisher Larry Flynt has made.  Poster of the day is “Attack of the 50ft Palin.”  The conservative blogs are attacking Family Guy for sticking a McCain/Palin pin on a character wearing a Nazi uniform.  The McCain campaign keeps pinning it’s hopes on a certain Joe, that would be “Joe the Plumber.”  A Portland, Oregon radio station KEX organized a donation drive to help “Joe the Plumber” pay his overdue tax bill.  They raised more than what Joe needed, they raised $1,800.00.

The Talent Portion of the VP Debate..

Governor Sarah Palin has made an absolute joke of this election cycle. John McCain, for his part, has demonstrated his terrible judgment and lack of character and seriousness in choosing her.

Here’s Sarah Palin (played by Tina Fey of SNL) performing for the talent portion of the Vice-Presidential Debate.. 

Perhaps she should stick to what she knows – high school band..

In a speaking engagement yesterday Sarah Palin made her latest in a string of gaffes:

Three days after a mostly gaffe-free debate performance, the Alaska governor fumbled during a speech in which she praised U.S. soldiers for “fighting terrorism and protecting us and our democratic values”.

“They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan,” she told several hundred supporters at a fundraising event in San Francisco.

Matthew Yglesias, who is now at ThinkProgress, drew a map for Palin in an attempt to help her out..

Next question to Governor Palin: What are the blue parts…?

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SNL spoofs Palin interview with Couric

Raw Story:

Tina Fey reprised her role as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, mocking the governor’s recent interview with Katie Couric of CBS.

When Amy Poehler, this time acting as a pregnant Couric, asked Fey’s Palin for a specific example of how she would spread democracy abroad, Fey said, “Katie, I’d like to use one of my lifelines. … I want to phone a friend.”

Saturday Morning News Line Up

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Why McCain is Going so Negative, so Often

It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely perch for John McCain to be shamed for his increasingly hard-edged and truth-stretching campaign than the middle seat on “The View.” Link

FDA hires 1,300 new doctors and scientists

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has hired more than 1,300 professional staffers in a move that officials hope will help the beleaguered agency better protect the public health amid rapid. Link

Health Net to reinstate 926 dropped policyholders in California

 Under an agreement with the state, the company also will pay $3.6 million in penalties and as much as $14 million in medical reimbursements it had earlier denied. It does not admit wrongdoing. Link

Devastating Ike roars ashore in Galveston, Texas

Though 1 million people fled coastal communities near where the storm made landfall, authorities in four counties alone said roughly 140,000 ignored mandatory evacuation orders. Other counties were unable to provide numbers but officials were concerned many had stayed behind. Link

Hallucinogenic chocolates doom Berlin sweet shop

Police closed down a Berlin sweet shop after discovering the owner was selling chocolates and lollipops laced with hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana. Link

 Tina Fey ‘likely’ to play VP candidate Sarah Palin on ‘Saturday Night Live

Tina Fey was “likely” to play Gov. Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live,” said a person close to NBC’s sketch comedy show. Link

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