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Happy Birthday, Tina Fey!

39 years young!Mark it on your Political Holiday Calendar: on May 18 we celebrate the birthday of the conservative heroine Tina Fey, who played Sarah Palin on a couple of pivotal episodes of Saturday Night Live. After those episodes aired, Republicans could never quite forgive Palin for being less hot than her impersonator. And so Barack Obama became president.

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31 comments

  1. magic titty

    SKS, how many people tell you you sort of remind them of Tina Fey? And how often do you politely tell them “blow me” and/or “go away” ?

  2. SayItWithWookies

    Until Tina’s impression came along (about a minute after Palin hit the national stage) I would’ve figured Sarah Palin was just too damn ridiculous by herself to parody. I’m so glad someone came along and drove the point home, though. Happy birthday, Tina Fey.

  3. Gorillionaire

    Wonkette should never mention Tina without posting the pic of her holding the accordion.

  4. OReillysVibrator

    I apologize for being serious for a moment, but I thought the Fall of 2008 was a moment in the sun for Tina Fey few celebrities have ever or will ever have. She’s a liberal comedian who, because of an UNCANNY physical resemblance to who was arguably the centerpiece of the campaign after she was named Veep, got to absolutely eviscerate the representative of everything wrong with Republicans on a national stage for an upcoming presidential election for a medium, SNL, that suddenly (because of her?) had new found political relevance. It was a good time to be Tina Fey in life, and she ran with the ball as well as could be done. Bravo, Tina.

  5. magic titty

    [re=319547]OReillysVibrator[/re]: You really think they look alike? Geez, I thought she just dressed up like her, and happens to be a funny person – and that’s why she did the jokes.

    And didn’t we know Sarah Palin was an ignorant slob before Tina Fey impersonated her? I never watched SNL last year and that fact seemed to still be clear to me.

    Just sayin’.

  6. azw88

    Tina needs to cough up some of her birthday cash/gifts and pass them on to the “Keep Palin in the Spotlight Fund” as her own little stimulus package. Without Palin, SNL and thus all of the comedy world would have gone the way of Lehman Bros., GM, and a number of banks, leaving her unemployed.

    Fey owes Palin some $$!

  7. TGY

    Happy birthday, Tina Fey! And congrats to that other woman, Sarah Whatsername, who did a rather wonky impersonation of her.

  8. Scrodd

    Thank you Tina, for destroying Sarah Palin’s political future in the Lower 48. Sarah’s family white-trash eruptions would have done her in eventually, but Tina had the opportunity to go for the jugular.

  9. Crank Tango

    Tina Fey definitely was doing god’s work this past fall.

    but what is conservative heroin, is that the oxycontin I have been hearing so much about? does that come in teabags?

  10. hobospacejunkie

    Happy Birthday, Tina. You can do some fancy pageant walkin’ at my place any time.

    Also, to have the comic instincts to simply repeat what dumbass Palin actually said was genius.

  11. marioninnyc

    Happy Birthday Tina. Uncanny resemblance my ass. Just cause they’re both tall, brunettes with glasses does not mean they look alike! Tina is MUCH prettier.

  12. lulzmonger

    Many happy returns to the saviour of mankind.
    “Pew!Pew!Pew!”
    Cutest political no-scope headshot ever.

  13. Bruno

    Tina, you must be so grateful you only had to pretend to be the Grizzly Mama a couple of times. There is at least one person/governor out there who wakes up every day and thinks that this is perfectly normal behavior

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