Sarah Palin: ‘Tina Fey Made Money Off Of Me’

Former Governor of Alaska turned punch line Sarah Palin is still pulling punches when it comes to comedian and writer Tina Fey. As you all know, Palin’s image was quickly built on a horrible round of public interviews, which became the center of many now infamous sketches on Saturday Night Live.

One of the best received sketches involving Sarah Palin’s image is a debate between Hillary Clinton and Palin, which was based off of an actual debate moderated by Gwen Ifill. The sketch held nothing back and really played off of Palin’s “bimbo persona” that was being broadcast in the media while she was running as Vice President on the same ticket as presidential hopeful John McCain.

In the sketch Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton said:

“I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy.”

Fey as Palin countered proudly:

“And I can see Russia from my house!”

While Palin has spoken out about Tina Fey’s dead on impersonation of the Governor turned reality star and Fox commentator, it sounds like she still has a ton to say about Tina Fey. In Live From New York by Tom Shales and James Miller, Palin speaks candidly about Fey, and still thinks Fey owes her some money.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Palin said,

“You need to at least pay for my kids’ braces or something from all the money that you made off of pretending that you’re me! My goodness, you capitalized on that. Can’t you contribute a little bit? Jeez!”

That said Sarah might have been facetious because she doesn’t think Saturday Night Live had any effect on the election. Ignoring the important voice SNL has had in covering politics in a satirical light, Palin called SNL egotistical.

“I think SNL is egotistical if they believe that it was truly an effect on maybe the public debate about who should lead the country in the next four years.”

As for Fey she got calls from all walks of life telling her that the resemblance to Sarah Palin was uncanny, even though she at first denied looking like the politician.

“When we got back to the city, some cousins and old classmates were all saying, ‘That lady looks like you.’ I was sort of — arrogantly, in my own mind — resisting it, like, ‘I don’t want to play that, and I don’t know who’s gonna write it, and what if I don’t like what they wrote, people are going to think that I wrote it.” And at some point, I realized that, like, ‘Oh, by the way, no one at SNL has actually asked me to do this.”

Fortunately for entertainment sake executive producer Lorne Michael’s did ask her to portray Palin, again, and again, and again.

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