Tina Fey Blamed For Ruining Sarah Palin's Reputation

October 13, 2008 By:
Tina Fey Blamed For Ruining Sarah Palin's Reputation

Sarah Palin can thank Tina Fey for all her haters out there. At least that’s what a new poll by the Washington Times suggests. The paper reports that "Tina Fey effect" has turned supporters off the Alaskan governor and her running mate, presidential candidate John McCain.

Political scientist Jerald Podair tells the New York Post: "Presidential impersonators do influence elections, and in this one, Tina Fey is well on her way to ruining Sarah Palin’s political career. In a political culture that takes its cues from popular culture, a good impersonator may be worth a million votes.

"The parodies may have done a bit of damage. People remember Gerald Ford through the prism of Chevy Chase. Ford was among our most athletic presidents, and he had a wide-ranging knowledge of public-policy issues. But because of SNL, many came to think of him as a buffoon."

That guy is more upset with Palin herself! She just told reporters she would be open to make an appearance, adding: "I love her, she’s a hoot and she’s so talented. It would be fun to meet her, imitate her and keep on giving her new material."

As for Tina Fey, she’s just having a good ole time with the skits. She tells TV Guide, “Election time is always good for SNL and this is a bonkers election. And that lady is a media star. She is a fascinating person, she’s very likeable. She’s fun to play, and the two bits with Amy, that was super fun.”

When asked if there are more to come, Tina said, “We’re gonna take it week by week. If she wins, I’m done. I can’t do that for four years. And by ‘I’m done,’ I mean I’m leaving Earth.”

Speaking of Palin, the hockey mom she was in Philly this past weekend to drop the first puck at Philadelphia Flyers New York Rangers hockey game, and lets just say she didn't get a warm welcoming. Watch the video of Palin getting booed below...