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Tina Fey leaving Earth if Palin wins

October 14, 2008

WASHINGTON – Comedian Tina Fey says she’s checking out if her spitting image twin, Republican vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, and White House contender John McCain win the general election next month.

Fey said she has loved playing Palin in the Saturday Night Live skits so far, especially with Amy Poehler who played Sen. Hillary Clinton in one and CBS News anchor Katie Couric in another.rtx8stl.jpg

“That lady is a media star.  She is a fascinating person, she’s very likeable.  She’s fun to play, and the two bits with Amy, that was super fun,” Fey told TV Guide. 

But a long-term gig isn’t in the cards.

“We’re gonna take it week by week. If she wins, I’m done,” she said. “I can’t do that for four years. And by ‘I’m done,’ I mean I’m leaving Earth.”

Fey has been hailed for her impressions of Palin, mocking in great detail her difficulties with media interviews and her lack of international experience.

For her part, Palin has tried to make the best of being the target of Fey’s humor. “I was just trying to give Tina Fey more material – job security for Saturday Night Live,” she told a rally earlier this month.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni (Fey and Poehler at the Emmy awards last month)

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If you don’t think Tina Fey is funny you don’t have a sense of humor.

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