Saturday Night Live is a comedy show. It’s not Meet the Press. It doesn’t “ask the tough questions” or “set the agenda.” It attempts, with varying degrees of success, to make people laugh. That’s it. Whether they skewer and savage people in order to do so, they don’t care. When you come on a show like that, you are prepared in advance to get worked over. Palin knew that. Palin came on to be a good sport. And she was. She was polite, gracious. (More so than some of the famous actors who come through there, believe me.)
However, I assume that, like Meet the Press, SNL feels an obligation to offer their special forum to any and all public figures and officials who are current. Headline making. And in SNL’s case, would make for a hit show. Several people decried SNL for giving her a spot on the show. You’re kidding, right? The woman is the Vice Presidential nominee of one of the two major parties in this country. Don’t put her on SNL? With all of her exposure and the Tina Fey performance? What reality are you in?
If you think an appearance on Saturday Night Live would sway voters and actually affect the outcome of the election, you may have more contempt for the electorate of this country than the Republican National Committee does. And that’s a lot of contempt.
Alec Baldwin, writing for the Huffington Post, about Palin’s appearance on SNL this past weekend.
Honestly, people, why are you taking this Palin-on-SNL-thing so seriously? Alec Baldwin didn’t even take it seriously enough to memorize both his lines.
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I am glad I wasn’t the only person who noticed that!! He made the fact that he was reading cue-cards so damn obvious!! Just sad.
Alec Baldwin was horrible in that skit; he never made eye contact; he was staring at the teleprompter or cue cards (never went to a taping). From the looks of him, he missed “Hair and Make-up” too and just hit the buffet.
“If you think an appearance on Saturday Night Live would sway voters and actually affect the outcome of the election, you may have more contempt for the electorate of this country than the Republican National Committee does. And thatâ€™s a lot of contempt.”
er, Alec, you do realise you’re talking about America right? of COURSE people are going to be swayed by Palin’s appearance on SNL. BOTH ways.
I loved the Alec Baldwin skit. It’s funny because Palin was ripped on, I know it was in jest, but still was thrilled that the joke was on her.
Amy Poehler is amazing! She had me cracking up with her rap and her big pregnant belly! And when she motioned to be shooting, I lost it!
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