Sarah Palin has been in a snit for several years now, ever since Tina Fey’s impersonation of her on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 campaign. It has only taken her seven years, but the “Killa from Wasilla” is getting her revenge, or so she thinks, with a promo for her new book.
Fey reprised her impression of Palin on the December 19 broadcast of SNL. Now Palin has released a video called “31 Rock,” in which she parodies Fey by appearing as a character known as Lynn Melon, a takeoff on Fey’s character Liz Lemon from the NBC sitcom “30 Rock.”
As you might expect from a Palin production, this one-minute video reaches for, and achieves, new heights of bad. As with her appearances in several recent videos, at times Palin doesn’t appear to be completely sober. But she gets by with a little help from her friends: Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have cameos, as well as “30 Rock” actor Kevin Brown.
The video starts with Brown sitting on a couch, reading, when Palin opens the door, half falling into the room, and declaring “This is my safe space!” It never gets any better than that.
The whole farce is a promo for Palin’s new book, “Sweet Freedom: A Devotional.” The book makes a brief but not so subtle appearance when Brown holds it up, and tells Palin’s character that his book club reviewed it. “Politics aside, [it] is a great reminder of the pressures of PC culture,” he says.
“The only PC I need is right here,” Palin responds, as she fondles her computer.
To quote a friend of mine: “Oh, hardy-har-har.”
The video’s narrator says that “31 Rock” premiers in January. Let’s hope that’s part of the gag. This one minute is so bad, it’s scary to think of it expanded to 30 minutes. The suggestion that there’s a show to come is definitely the funniest thing in the entire video.
Here’s the latest Palin debacle, via YouTube:
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