October 16th, 2008
10:17 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN confirms: Sarah Palin to appear on SNL

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(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. Joy Remson-Johnson

    Sarah is more forward, the woman who stated when asked her opinion about the war in Iraq that she did not keep up much with it. That is a slap in the face to those in the military. You want to be a heartbeat away from being the commander in chief, but up until being nominated as John McCain's running mate and her son joining the military she just did not keep up with the situation in Iraq. Sounds very patriotic, huh, to not even attempt to keep abreast of all the national and international issues. I am military wife and the daughter of retired solider and I find her lack of understanding and intelligence on national issues, government policies, international relations, American history, and our cultural history udderly appalling. The woman can't sit down and have a serious and open dialogue with well respected journalists, but she can go on SNL. SHE IS A JOKE!

    October 16, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  2. Umm...?

    Sugar Ray...watch Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity much?

    Methinks so...

    October 16, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  3. Democrat for Sarah

    Gov. Palin... way to go. America loves you!! GO GIRL!

    October 16, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  4. Independent

    That's not funny. I hope they would just ask her a couple of serious questions – mean ones, like Couric ("Which newspapers and magazines do you read?)

    October 16, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  5. Mandy

    Well, it's quite sad that SNL has sold out like this by inviting a hateful, divisive, mainpulative, decietful liar like palin on their show. I guess the only people watching will be those attending palin's hatemongering violent horror shows they call reublivan rallies.

    October 16, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  6. sarah

    So disappointed because this gives McCain/Palin free publicity ( is that spelled correctly) and it helps the campaign. She is so revolting, I will not watch.

    October 16, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  7. Jeni, Evansville, IN

    I'm sure we'll be able to tell which one is the real Tina Fey. She'll be the one speaking intelligently to the audience!

    October 16, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  8. Former Republican in Texas

    Yo Sarah, how about doing a show like "Meet the Press" or something with some substance?? Oh that's right.... it's easier for you to be a jokester. SNL is funny, but we're looking for a Vice President, not a comic. You don't even have the ability to do Letterman or Leno because they might actually ask you a question that would require a thoughtful answer.

    October 16, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  9. Mrs. Corie

    Gov. Palin will go on SNL but not Meet The Press. This is just insane. I am a concerned American who feels that we don't know anything about her positions, where she would take the country in the event she has to step in to be President, does she have any stance on our foreign policy. What does reform mean? Reform is the new Change.

    October 16, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  10. McLame

    I'm upset that SNL would bring that nasty thing on the show! She has crossed more ethical lines than I can fathom. She needs to talk to the American press, not continue her political pandering.

    SNL let me down by stooping to that things level.

    October 16, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  11. Chris in Va.

    So far the Republicans have given us a "War Hero".....who is not a war hero, a VP canidate governor of a state who is not competent enough to run a McDonalds, and "Joe the Plumber" who is not a plumber. Hmmmm, does anyone else see a pattern here?

    October 16, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  12. Pat Dunedin Fl

    Boycott SNL, and all their products. Never watch the show again.
    This woman is a disgrace to motherhood and all the animals
    she enjoys killing specifically the wolves she offer bounty on
    for their Bloodied Foot!!!!!!. She believes lugging her baby around
    like a sack of potatoes is her key to the White House. She deserves
    to be Impeached for abuse of Power.

    October 16, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  13. beth

    Hey Larry.. sarah says interviews require thinkin' and i ain't able to do that.

    October 16, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  14. Inutah

    I just don't understand how Palin can be on SNL and not have a press conference...something is just too wierd about this picture...

    October 16, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  15. Jack - DSM, Iowa

    Everybody says Tina Fey is a dead ringer for Sarah Palin. I don't see it. Fey has a much more gant and harsh face than Governor Palin. She also plays Palin more as an old lady than a woman in her forties.

    But what do I know? I only have an a 2 year degree and a mortgage.

    October 16, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  16. m c

    I find Sarah Palin intelligent and refreshing. You can have a regular life-husband and children and be happy. Not everyone who goes to the "best" universities (HA) are intelligent. Some are the unhappiest people you could meet. Public universities have delivered some of the most intelligent, well-adjusted people in this country. In recent times the elite schools have given us some of the most ridiculous public figures- Bush, Kerry, Clinton (remember Monica-gate). Maybe the country is ready for down-to earth!!!! McCain/Palin 08

    October 16, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  17. David

    Marc you said:

    "Taking money from those who have worked hard and used wise judgment to give to those who decided to risk or take the easy way out is just plain wrong. I've worked hard to ensure my kid's future
    and the government is not going to "spread" my hard earned dollars."

    Have you heard of the word "Deficit"?

    Instead of your hard earned money helping Americans, it's been given to Iraqi's, Georgians, and every other foreign interest we have. I challenge you to go find an independent website that will show how much you will be taxed under both candidates with how much you are currently making.

    October 16, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  18. drea for obama

    I won't watch, I am soooo sick of her. too bad I like SNL, but NOT her.

    October 16, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  19. Walt

    Shame on SNL for giving a podium to this hate-monger. I have watched SNL since its very first show during ratings ups and ratings downs. If this dangerous woman is given a forum on the show, it certainly will have one less viewer from now on. I would hope that all individuals who think that the Palin's approach with the hate-spewing crowds at her rallies is wrong will boycott SNL if she appears.

    October 16, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  20. Lee

    SNL, well it's a start. Most VP candidates go on Meet the Press or This Week. But I guess since she is on her "on the job training" we should cut her some slack.

    This week SNL, next week maybe MadTV...then we can see where we can go from there!

    October 16, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  21. death of the republican party?

    Um... i find it completely absurd that Sarah Palin is even mentioned in the same sentence as McCain, Obama and Biden. She doesn't measure up to them AT ALL. Not because she's a woman, but because she is an idiot. And here she is on the ticket to become the next vice president of the US. Only in america.


    October 16, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  22. shirley n Tx

    It is sad to see that McCain really feels that this lady can fill the position of President!!!He is certainly out of touch. Now, Ms. palin is so stuck on herself that she really think that she is all that! They both deserve each other. We still say..... Go Obama/Biden...!!!!!

    October 16, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  23. Jack - DSM, Iowa

    To: The Old Guard,

    Not everyone needs to crack open their Webster's to write intelligently.

    October 16, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  24. Fed Up

    I wish we could vote for Arnold

    October 16, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  25. Kimber Grace

    I find it so amazing that people claim that Palin is not qualified to be VP, but in the same breath claim that Obama is qualified to be Pres. Can't believe there are so many fools out there...oh, but wait....there are-the same people who voted GWB twice are going to vote Obama this time!

    October 16, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
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