Sarah Palin now has her own network and plenty of time to talk about things that have been bothering her. The latest is apparently Tina Fey, who impersonated the vice presidential candidate on Saturday Night Live back in 2008 — and Palin is still apparently holding a grudge.
Palin has never been shy about her disdain for Fey, or her impression, but this time, she thinks she deserves a piece of the SNL pie. According to the Huffington Post, the former governor of Alaska told Tom Shales and James Miller, the authors of Live from New York, that Fey owes her.
“You need to at least pay for my kids’ braces or something from all the money that you made off of pretending that you’re me! My goodness, you capitalized on that,” Palin said. “Can’t you contribute a little bit? Jeez!”
Palin said that she has prepared to ask that very thing if she ever ran into Fey — but it’s not clear whether she is kidding or not. Back in 2009, Palin also commented on an honor that Fey received, saying, “I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year. That’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society.”
Palin also told Shales and Miller that SNL producers are a little too full of themselves if they think that their skits had anything to do with the outcome of the election.
“I think SNL is egotistical if they believe that it was truly an effect on maybe the public debate about who should lead the country in the next four years,” Palin said, and added that she appeared on the show to show the audience she is not quite what was being portrayed. “I know that they portrayed me as an idiot, and I hated that.”