October 16th, 2008
10:17 PM ET
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CNN confirms: Sarah Palin to appear on SNL

With Gov. Palin appearing on this Saturday's SNL, who will Tina Fey play?'
With Gov. Palin appearing on this Saturday's SNL, who will Tina Fey play?'

(CNN) - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin plans to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, multiple sources told CNN Thursday.

Saturday Night Live has featured opening skits in which former cast member and Palin lookalike Tina Fey portrays the Alaska governor. It was not known whether Fey also will appear on Saturday night's program.

The program airs at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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  1. Rick, AZ

    I guess since she won't be going to the White House, she'll finish up her 15 minutes on SNL

    October 16, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  2. Al

    Yes, it's time to seek for a job that you can do well (intentionally or not). Advice to SNL: If you do want to hire Sarah, always ask her to talk seriously on issues, – we will have tons of laugh, and you will have good ratings!

    Obama/Biden 2008

    October 16, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  3. Al in CT

    Look, I'd hang out with her. I just wouldn't vote for her.

    October 16, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  4. peter

    about time too, why have tina play the fool when we can have the real deal

    October 16, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  5. nick

    look. a few months ago, this would have been a perfectly fine for Gov. Palin to appear on SNL. But right now we don't need mock answers from politicians – now is the time for real answers.

    October 16, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  6. Panhia

    SNL is too good for Sarah Palin! They don't need Palin on their show, they're doing just great without her.

    October 16, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  7. Bill - FL - Independent

    I hope the good folks at SNL will utilize the power of live TV to ask this woman a real question, with follow-ups.

    October 16, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  8. Terry H

    SNL sux. Why would anyone watch it much less appear on it?

    October 16, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  9. Pat

    Oh Gee What a Cute Couple John and Sarah. He decided to change careers tonight for a Comedy Stint and now Sarah's following suit on Saturday! How compatible! Do they have a spot for Todd and Cindy it would be a shame to hurt their feelings! Oh but they couldn't help with such Political Maneuvering. But hey great Idea! If ya can't beat him with Intelligence, Style, Smarts, Wit, Charm, Political Savy, Charisma, or just good ole down home honesty – Comedy at least dumbs down your weakness es ! Say Hi to Tina, Love that woman!

    October 16, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  10. jose

    nobody cares about this brainless Alaskan appearing on SNL as a matter of facts her appearance and headlinnings would just remind us of how a disgrace she is.I even wonder how she became a mayor in the first place let alone Gov.First impression matters alot,it is hard to improve on the already damaged image.

    October 16, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  11. chris

    AND marc its reasoning like that ...that have put us in the position were are in now....We are all americans...we all are in this together ur not the only person playin taxes.......a chair needs four legs to stand

    October 16, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  12. Larry/TX

    That'll be a hoot, you betcha. I hope Betty White will be there too so we can be etertained by some of her stories about her home-town. She and Betty...... maybe throw in Minnie Pearl for stye and fashion and don't forget to invite Ma @ Pa Kettle to add some substatnce to things. I understand that Joe the Plumber is unavailable....he has a full calendar already

    October 16, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  13. Ron

    Wait...you mean that wasn't her on SNL all these weeks? Man, you couldve totally fooled me.

    Does this mean Tina Fey is laid off? Tut – tut...with this faltering economy, the Mccain-Palin ticket mows down yet another job. Way to go Hatchet-Man....

    October 16, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  14. Joyce

    Yawn!

    October 16, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  15. Brian

    marc, you have fallen into the trap. Obama has no plans to spread the wealth around. Let me give you an example of spreading wealth around. My wife and I did not receive a stimulus check because we earned too much money. We paid more in taxes than my aunts made last year, yet they each received stimulus checks. That my friend is spreading wealth around, perpetrated by your republican administration. Get the facts straight before you start spreading false information.

    October 16, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  16. Neal

    In politics folks you have to take the strongest critic and spin it so it becomes either A) a strength (McCain a senator censured for improper financial issues becomes a finance reformer) or B) confronting it head on as if it is not a big deal, or C) distract critics and make it go away.
    Obviously Plain is to ill informed, and unintelligent to do A, and although C seems to have been working, the McCain folks seem to want to make Palin's unsuitability for the office of vice president a front page news story, so looks like they're going for option B.
    This move is more about Palin's political future than John McCain's waning presidential hopes.

    October 16, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  17. cecil

    Who's Acting Like The Celebrity Now!

    No Time For The Press, But Time For SNL.

    October 16, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  18. Dawn

    The union should protest this appearance. The writers will not be needed. She doesn't need them. She is a hoot without help.

    October 16, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  19. Virginia Voter

    Palin is a tool and I refuse to help augement her high-school like popularity by watching Saturday Night Live this weekend.

    October 16, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  20. Annie, Atlanta

    CNN, this belongs on Entertainment Tonight, not a serious news blog on the internet. Have you guys fallen under the Sarah Palin spell? If not, please do a story about how she will only talk to people who agree with her politics. This is absurd.

    October 16, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  21. Jason

    I wish we lived in a country where people found guilty of abusing their power as an elected official were thrown in prison.

    It seems so common-sense...

    October 16, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  22. No comment

    joe it would be a ratings "coup"

    October 16, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  23. Hispanic Voter

    I do not want to see Sarah Palin appear on SNL. It is funny when Tina Fey portrays her, but I don't want to see Palin on the show. Sarah Palin has talked down on SNL writers and Tina Fey. I don't find her comments amusing. In fact I find it very disrespectful that Sarah Palin likes to talk down to creative writers such as Tina Fey and SNL writers.

    October 16, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  24. my friends yes my friends

    love to appear and make racist comments

    yeap,
    darn
    your average hockey mother,

    maybe she now can debote herself to prentend being Tinay Fey

    i would be offended if Tina F
    but hey..
    if that makes money
    money counts

    October 16, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  25. Wanda

    Sarah Palin is such a narcissist!! Why else would someone so totally unqualified to be vice president accept the offer from McCain and show her shortcoming to the world? She wants to be the center of attention!! What is the purpose of Palin appearing on SNL??? People aren't laughing "with" Palin, they are laughing "at" her!!!

    October 16, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
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