When I worked on the Noon Show on Monday, I saw Andrea Mitchell’s weekend wrap on the political news. She played a clip from a SNL parody on last week’s CBS Interview with Governor Palin. And she played it side-by-side, with the real interview by Katie Couric.
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Bottom Line: Tina Fey and the Saturday Night Live Crew didn’t have to do a lot of writing when it came to this skit.
The L.A. Times has a pretty accurate transcription of Palin’s response on the economy.
“That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in . . . where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh — it’s got to be all about job creation too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, um, scary thing, but 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.”
The Huffington Post transcribed a good chunk of the SNL Parody.
“FEY AS PALIN: “Like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this. We’re saying, ‘Hey, why bail out Fanny and Freddie and not me?’ But ultimately what the bailout does is, help those that are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy to help…uh…it’s gotta be all about job creation, too. Also, too, shoring up our economy and putting Fannie and Freddy back on the right track and so healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reigning in spending…’cause Barack Obama, y’know…has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans, also, having a dollar value meal at restaurants. That’s gonna help. But one in five jobs being created today under the umbrella of job creation. That, you know…Also…”