11/03/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tina Fey As Sarah Palin Picture Passed Off As The Real Deal In French Paper

As I was eating breakfast while flipping the pages of a French local newspaper this morning, my eyes caught the picture above, which accompanied an article about Sarah Palin. I couldn't put my finger on it right away, but I knew there was a problem with this picture. The caption under it says that during interviews, Palin is hesitant, troubled and clumsy but didn't offer more on where the picture was taken and who was on the right.

All day, I tried to discover what was wrong with the picture. Thanks to Quebec's news station 93,3, which I listen to in the afternoon, I learned what was wrong about it: it's a picture of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in a recent Saturday Night Live sketch! Oops!

Let's admit it, Tina Fey is pretty good at impersonating Sarah Palin and, if she had to read one of Palin's official speeches, we could easily be confused as to if she is the real thing or not. Even if Fey looks like Palin, it's a pretty big mistake for newspapers around the world to publish the SNL picture as an official Palin one.

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