She was great! Poised and hilarious and totally in control during the entire riotous sketch. No, wait, that was Tina Fey. Palin’s brief appearance–spent commenting on Fey with Lorne Michael et al–was only OK, golly gosh. She failed to get a laugh on a couple of surefire emissions, but that happens all the time on that show, and besides, Palin seemed typically steel-nerved (and pro-American) and she didn’t really disgrace herself in her smiley-faced screen time. And I am horrified! I will never watch again!
Wait, update! She just came out again during Weekend Update, and she was great! Amy Poehler, that is.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 18, 2008