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October 19, 2008

Palin’s a wash on SNL; Palin hearts Fey, the feeling’s not mutual. Video.

Excerpt: She has even incorporated the SNL parody into her stump speech, telling crowds that she is providing “job security for SNL characters,” and has said of Ms. Fey, “I love her, she’s a hoot, and she’s so talented.”

The admiration does not appear to be mutual.

“I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5,” Ms. Fey said recently. “So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me.”

“Saturday Night Live” has enjoyed skyrocketing ratings lately, thanks to the immense interest in the presidential campaign and Ms. Fey’s spot-on impression of Ms. Palin. This season, ratings are up 50 percent among all viewers, with a recent episode seen by more than 10 million people. For the rest, via NYTimes.com.

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