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. ENJA

    Sarah Palin should talk openly with the media and get it over with. If she is so afraid of being questioned, how will she deal with the real world leaders should McCain win?

    October 16, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  2. Amy

    Sarah, when are you going to go on the Sunday morning talk show circuit? I'd love to see you on Meet The Press...as long as Brokaw doesn't toss softball questions your way. Better yet, why not go on the NBC news and interview with Brian Williams since you went on ABC and CBS?

    October 16, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  3. Suzanne

    She can handle SNL. Her job will be to read rehearsed text off of cue cards and be goofy. But she is too busy to go on Meet the Press or one of the REAL news shows? "Joe the Plumber" has given more press conferences-more coherently-in one day than Palin has in over a month and a half!

    October 16, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  4. beth

    Thanks for the warning. I won't be watcing SNL this week. She makes me sick.

    October 16, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  5. Pat Dunedin Fl

    Getting Daily emails from the DNC and the Obama Campaign,
    I urge everyone who usually watch SNL to Turn off their TV and
    also Boycott any products that are usually in that Time Slot I
    believe Budwiser is one and some upcomming movie ads.
    Boycott them all . After the election , SNL will be remembered
    and will soon be off the Air!!!!! Please email all your friends
    and relatives. I will text all others.

    October 16, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  6. LouAnn

    I definitely won't be watching SNL this weekend.

    October 16, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  7. Elena

    Oh! So she won't do a legitimate interview with Brian Williams because of Olberman's criticism, and they are on the same network... BUT she'll make an appearance on SNL??? Typical Republican grand standing...
    She's such a phoney. She's still the empty headed beauty queen she was as Miss Wasilla....
    What an Idiot!

    October 16, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  8. Acon

    Another reason to not take Sarah Palin seriously. She has been on the wrong side of two many circus acts to try and be a celebrity at the peak of an election.

    October 16, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  9. carol

    Sarah Palin is genuine alright she is a genuine fool....the woman has no intelligence and is just like a Stepford Wife.....she can't string a sentence together uness it's written down for her!!!!
    All this good ole gal....heck....gosh darn and you betcha is supposed to qualify her for VP.....when does having knowledge of the issues come into play???
    Tiny Fey does a good impression of her....and it would be extra funny if it wasn't true, that Sarah Palin is as dippy as Tina Fey portrays her.....hardly good credentials for someone who is next in line to the President.
    I really think the folks who like and back her fail to realize the seriousness of Sarah Palin actually being in charge of this country.....this is not a joke folks!!!

    October 16, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  10. NunoFreak

    I could write a skit for Sarah Palin in about five minutes. They should have her do a '30 Rock' spoof, playing Tina Fey. Duh!

    October 16, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  11. Jeffer65

    Oh something else Palin can add to her resume along side the PTA. Now she's really qualified to be VP. Enjoy your 15 minutes, Sarah.

    October 16, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  12. erie.love

    i think this will be absolutely HILARIOUS to see palin make a fool of herself AGAIN. they're not going to do anything but make fun of her and i dont think she should be joking around at a time like this. this is not a risk, its a mistake. like her for vp is a mistake. the ppl are going to pound her for appearing on snl but not being willing to talk to cnn. palin is the "attention-starved diva" who thinks shes the one running for president. and one more thing 😛 i am not that suprised that a day after mccain wants to stop the negative adds they're sending out these horrible last effort calls. it just seems childish and i look down upon him andhis campaign for this. OBAMA IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT so smile :D....

    October 16, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  13. Roland

    Man Sugar Ray. Take a chill pill. Sarah is a joke. That is what America thinks.

    October 16, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  14. Marcus

    Wow – what SNL will do for ratings.
    Have a horrible person on – for ratings.
    Well...they DID have Paris Hilton on – and I don't even consider HER as bad as Sarah Palin.
    I will be over at MadTV – for the first time in a very long time.

    October 16, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  15. CJ

    Appearing on SNL is probably the safest thing she can do.

    What Sarah Palin needs to do is appear on a talk show like, say, The Daily Show. Obama, McCain and Biden have appeared on that show multiple times (McCain's been on 14 times), and they were able to show that they have a sense of humor, and more importantly, just have a noral conversation with someone.

    October 16, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  16. eric

    LoL if this is where Palin thinks her time is best spent, I hope SNL throws her a zinger and gives some "surprise" guest spots on that same episode to the reporters she has been dodging so they at least get some face time with her. Maybe the host of Meet the Press? Anderson Cooper would be a hoot!

    October 16, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  17. we need something new- from OH

    Marc- think about it. No matter who the next president is, HE WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES. No matter what- the national debt clock just ran out of spaces to declare exactly what the national debt is. The american people have to pitch in to help STOP IT. we cannot expect citizens of foreign countries to lend money to us to have to repay our debt. The american citizes are going to have to step up. Obama knows this, so he has ensured that the people in our society who can afford it step up, not those who cannot afford it. And Obama would just be ELIMINATING the BUSH tax cuts, restoring the tax code to how it was under bill clinton, and CUTTING taxes for those who make under 250,000 dollars a year.

    Joe the plumber's business does NOT make over 250,000 a year (he made a mistake when he said so, as reported on MSNBC), and most small businesses don't make that much. Obama has a great plan for small businesses- a 3,000 tax cut for each job created, plus many other things (check out his website)

    Do you think a group of private businessmen are going to come together and say OK, we are going to eliminate our dependence of foreign oil by investing 15 billion each year into america's brain. NO! We need leadership, resolve, commitment from a recognized LEADER to do this. We need a president to gather the resources to do this. We need obama! Eliminating our dependence on oil will help improve our economy and eliminate the dangerous gap which is growing between the rich and the poor in this country.

    October 16, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  18. KJL

    She should stick to show biz, where she can make lots of money and not do any damage to this country. Winky-wink bimbos have no place in politics. As for McCain, can I borrow him for Hallowe'en?

    October 16, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  19. Denise

    Thanks for the warning....I'll make sure NOT to watch!

    October 16, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  20. dina osullivan

    Well she finally is where she belongs, on a comedy show. She should do well as she has had a lot of practice on the stump making people laugh. Let's hope she remembers her lines and doesn't screw up.

    Why don't t hey have McCain on with her.That would really be a funny show, his glazed over eyes and her wink.

    You betcha.

    October 16, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  21. Pam

    I'm betting it will be skit with Palin playing Tina Fey on 30 Rock. There's no way she's going to poke fun at herself.

    October 16, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  22. Global J

    live perhaps but, as usual, scripted, right?!

    October 16, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  23. Undecided voter

    Is Mccain's campaign still in "suspension?"

    October 16, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  24. Sgt C

    Considering the current polls, this may be less of a guest appearance, and more of a job interview.

    October 16, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  25. Matt

    Awesome. Nothing the writers for SNL could come up with could possibly compare to the tropical thunder of the nonsense that spews forth from her glibly ignorant mouth.

    October 16, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
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