Tina Fey on "SNL": Umm, wow

We knew Tina Fey looked like Sarah Palin. We didn't realize she could channel her.

Published September 14, 2008 2:33PM (EDT)

So, OK, Tina Fey, you win. You are the funniest woman on the planet. You are smart and sexy and interesting and you just happen to be a dead ringer for the most fascinating personality of this current news cycle. Oh, and also? You can knock it out of the park with your imitation of her. I figured Tina Fey would be appearing on "Saturday Night Live." I just didn't figure it would be THIS GOOD. Enjoy:

Update: My colleague Rebecca Traister e-mailed me to share her reaction, and I can't help passing along her insight: "I was absolutely dying to discuss this. Not just, as you write, because Tina Fey is the funniest woman on the planet, but because Poehler, who has never particularly looked or sounded like Hillary, seems nonetheless to have an innate understanding of her. The ripping apart of the lectern, the line about how 'Yeah, if I had to do one thing differently, I would have WANTED it more,' the look on her face when Tina Fey says 'Anyone can be president!' and her suggestion that 'the press needs to grow a pair. If they can't, I'll lend them mine.'

I think it might have been the most perfect 'SNL' skit in my memory. It was like the skit made by Broadsheet."

By Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget."

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