Live from New York…

Devin Henry

It’s Sarah Palin! The GOP vice presidential nominee was on Saturday Night Live last night. Palin appeared in the show’s opening, alongside SNL producer Lorne Michaels, actor Alec Baldwin, and of course Tina Fey. Fey’s impression of Palin has been one of the highlights of the show since the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. The show’s opening skit was a Palin press conference, in which Fey fielded questions from the press while the real Palin watched the scene backstage with Michaels. Palin asks Michaels why they aren’t doing the skit she wrote about Fey’s hit show 30 Rock. Baldwin comes in and confuses Palin with Fey (“You can’t let Tina go out there with that woman!” he says), offers to give her a tour of the studio, and goes onto the stage so the real Palin could deliver the show’s signature opening line. “I’m not going to take any of your questions,” Palin says. “But I do want to take this opportunity to say, ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!'” Palin later appeared in the show’s fake news cast, Weekend Update . SNL’s political satire is famous and popular, even spinning off a series of Thursday night 30-minute Election Update episodes this fall. This past week, the show skewered the Shakopee woman who told McCain she incorrectly believed Barack Obama was, “an Arab.” It’s interesting to note that Michaels has donated to both the Obama and McCain campaigns this election. T-minus 16 days until Election Day.