October 23, 2008
Lorne Michaels Says
That Sarah Palin is a "very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman." Now I saw the news skit, the "Palin Rap" featured on one of the far left feminist sites - shakes or pandagon, with some very angsty commentary, all worried that maybe Palin didn't "get" that it was humor, or that she might not understand the irony. You'd think she was downright differently-abled, to hear them wonder if she knows how much they hate her or if it all went right over her head. Newsflash - nothing went over her head. She is able to laugh at herself. All this should have been obvious when she pulled off the bit about Stephen Baldwin being her favorite of the brothers. Jeesh. But to the one of you who posted it, who ACTUALLY believed that Tina Fey "snubbed" Palin directly - that made you sound incredibly stupid, even more stupid than all the nail-biting over whether she was smart enough to feel insulted. Because, duh, that was how it was written, how it was *supposed* to be - they were supposed to pass each other without speaking. Though I did think the bitchface Palin put on as they passed was kind of priceless. Oh yeah, she knows who the assholes are, make no mistake. Also, they DID indeed spend some time together off-screen and there were no screaming matches or bloody noses. Make of that what you will. Baldwin had a few things to say as well - "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.)" Maybe I'll forgive you for not moving to France now, Alec.