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10/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

SNL's Palin Mockery Used The Candidate's Own Words

***UPDATE: SEE TINA FEY AS SARAH PALIN IN THE VP DEBATE SKETCH FROM OCTOBER 4***

Tina Fey's imitation of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is not merely remarkable for its spot-on characterization. Side-by-side comparisons of Palin's interview with Katie Couric and its Saturday Night Live spoof reveal that Fey's mockery is more-or-less safe for broadcast even in the event of another writers' strike, as all it takes are Palin's own words to make the comedy work.

One thing Palin can learn from Fey: hire someone to hold the cue cards up in her field of vision, so she doesn't have to keep glancing down!

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