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Tina Fey as Palin: ‘Marriage is meant for people who wear different kinds of swimsuits’

By David Ferguson
Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:49 EDT
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Tina Fey as Palin
 
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On Wednesday night, former “Saturday Night Live” producer and “Weekend Update” host Tina Fey appeared on “The Actor’s Studio” with host James Lipton. Lipton asked Fey if she would reprise her impression of former vice presidential candidate and half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).

“We can try,” said Fey gamely, before commencing to mimic Palin’s unmistakable accent.

Lipton asked if it’s proper to address Palin as “Governor” when she quit halfway through her term.

“Well, I don’t know,” answered Fey as Palin. “I’m a half-governor or you could call me a maverick at large.”

She then went on to dispense such pearls of wisdom as, “If everybody had guns, there’d be fewer guns in the stores.” and, on the topic of same sex marriage, “Well, the bible says it’s gross, and I don’t judge. A lot of the amazing, wonderful people I met in the audience at ‘Dancing with the Stars’ seem to go that way. But, no.”

“No same sex marriage?” Lipton asked, seeming crestfallen.

“Marriage is meant for people who wear different kinds of swimsuits,” insisted Fey.

“Palin” went on to express her fondness for the Bump It and of having “the kind of tan you couldn’t possibly get in Alaska.”

And finally, on gender roles, she said, “I don’t think of it as a man’s world or a woman’s world, unless again we’re talking about marriage. But I think of it as people being mavericks or not being mavericks.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Mediaite:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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