Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sarah Palin: 'Hotter in person' (Baldwin)

Alaska governor does Saturday Night Live with Alec Baldwin, Mark Wahlberg.

Posted October 18, 2008 11:45 PM

Sarah Palin waves from the back of a car as she arrives for an appearance on "Saturday Night Live," (AP Photo/David Karp)
by Mark Silva

It's Saturday Night in New York and Tina Fey is making room for Sarah Palin: The show opens with a simulated C-Span- broadcast press conference, the first official press conference with Sarah Palin, it seems.
Gov. Sarah Palin (Fey).

Fey, really happy to be in front of "the liberal elite media,'' says, "The American people are angry, and John McCain is angry, too... that Barack Obama, if he's angry, I can't tell...(He speaks so well, like an angel whispering in your ear, she says.) "He makes John McCain sound like a garbage truck emptying trash at a landfill.''

As she shifts into some "fancy pageant walking,'' Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, off-stage, is pictured with the real Sarah Palin, and Mark Wahlberg, talk about cameos.

"He didn't like the impression we did of him on the show,'' Michaels says of Wahlberg. "Tell me about it,'' Palin says.

On walks Alec Baldwin: "What do they call that woman?

"Caribou Barbie,'' Palin says.

"Alec, this is Gov. Palin,'' Michaels says.

Baldwin to Palin: "Forgive me, I must say this, you are much hotter in person... I can't believe they let her play you.''

Then Baldwin arrives on Fey's set, and replaces her with Palin. Same red suit, same swept back hair, fashion eyeglasses.

"I'm not going to take any of your questions,'' the governor of Alaska and Republican nominee for vice president tells the SNL presser. "But I do want to take this opportunity to say, 'Live from New York,


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