Sarah Palin Plays Sarah Palin on SNL and Nails It
Republican Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin did a very smooth--if a tiny bit sweetly awkward--job in her appearance on "Saturday Night Live" last night.
It was a good decision to go low-key and also do a bit of stunt casting by bringing in Mark Wahlberg, who was mocked in an impersonation last week by SNL, and also Alec Baldwin.
The well-known liberal actor did a nice turn pretending to insult Palin, while thinking she was his "30 Rock" co-star Tina Fey, whose many turns at impersonating Palin have become a huge Internet hit.
Palin came on again later in the NBC television comedy show on its "Weekend Update," rocking out to a perfect rap by a very pregnant Amy Poehler.
These two from SNL will surely be the biggest Web video hits this week.
And, goodness gracious, do Palin and Fey really look alike, passing by each other at the end of the opening skit without speaking.
Sometimes politics can be really ugly and sometimes silly--and this time Palin managed to poke fun at herself without being either.
You betcha' she did.
Here's the two videos from last night and also the other three that already aired on SNL:
Weekend Update Palin Rap:
Interview with NBC's Katie Couric:
With Sen. Hillary Clinton: