September 29, 2008
While some comedy optimists are talking about some sort of SNL comeback, the reality is that it isn't coming. The Sarah Palin skits aren't funny because of brilliant writing, they are hilarious because of an extraordinarily incompetent VP candidate. In essence, Palin is writing material for SNL with each interview she does. Over the past two days, just about everyone with a cable TV show that is somehow categorized as "news" has spliced the clips together to create an embarassing moment for the VP candidate: parts of the parody are verbatim from the interview!
Sarah Palin is perhaps the best thing to happen to Saturday Night Live in years. Unfortunately, she is also one of the worst things to happen to American presidential politics in years.