Tina Fey goes rogue on SNL with John McCain

NY Times:

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“This past Wednesday Barack Obama purchased airtime on three major networks,’’ Mr. McCain intoned. “We, however, can only afford QVC.”

“So tonight we come before you to give you some final remarks on our campaign,’’ he said.

His pseudo Palin, Ms. Fey, then said: “And, as part of our agreement with the QVC folks, we’re gonna try and sell you some stuff.’’

They went on to sell knives for cutting pork; 10 commemorative plates celebrating the 10 joint town-hall-style meetings he wanted to hold with Mr. Obama (which were blank, since Mr. Obama did not agree to the proposal), and jewelry called McCain Fine Gold (say it fast; get it?), ably displayed by Cindy McCain.

Ms. Fey even poked fun at reports of strife between Ms. Palin and Mr. McCain, telling the camera quietly, “OK, listen up everybody, I’m going rogue right now, so keep your voices down,’’ and offering “PALIN 2012” T-shirts.

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Not bad for a bootstrap infomercial.

CNN has more coverage on the skit. I liked this bit on Biden.

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As for Biden, the SNL skit had Fey hawking a set of "Joe" action figures: Joe the Plumber, Joe Six-Pack and Joe Biden.

The plumber reference was meant to invoke the now-famous Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who McCain has held up as a small business owner who will see his taxes rise if Obama wins the presidency. Joe Six-Pack is a term Palin has used to describe a regular American.

Fey, as Palin, pointed to the Joe Biden doll and said "If you pull this cord, he talks for 45 minutes." McCain added, "it's great if you want to clear out a party."

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Here is the CNN link to the skit--Video Watch McCain and Fey appear on "Saturday Night Live" ».

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