‘Going Rogue’ Inspires Tina Fey to Bring Back Sarah Palin Spoof
November 6, 2009
(ChattahBox)—Sarah Palin’s soon to be released book, “Going Rogue” written at breakneck speed with the help of a ghost writer, is serving as an inspiration for comedian Tina Fey to reprise her hilarious impersonation of the former Governor of Alaska. Fey retired her signature beehive Palin wig, glasses and red business suit, after Palin lost her bid to become Vice President.
But Palin’s new book is sure to provide new comedic material, and Fey may soon make another Saturday Night Live appearance with her twangy Palin voice and over-the top folksy and “mavericky” mannerisms.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Fey promised that her Sarah Palin wig will soon have to “come out of the closet.
The 30 Rock actress has an uncanny resemblance to Sarah Palin and who can forget her now famous line: “I can see Russia from my house.”
Sarah Palin is currently on a media tour to promote her book, where she plans to limit her interviews to Fox New programs, other conservative outlets and celebrity interviewers, like Oprah Winfrey. “Going Rogue: An American Life,” will hit bookstores on Nov. 17.
On the same day, a spoof of Palin’s book entitled, “Going Rouge: An American Nightmare,” compiled by editors of The Nation magazine, will offer an anthology of essays critical of the former governor, which will show “the real Palin.”
The parody book offers serious essays, as well as comedic offerings, such as Palin’s own convoluted words put in haiku form:
For example, the poem “You Can’t Blink,” is an actual interview given by Palin to ABC News’ Charles Gibson on September 11, 2008:
“You can’t blink.
You have to be wired
In a way of being
So committed to the mission,
The mission that we’re on,
Reform of this country,
And victory in the war,
You can’t blink.
So I didn’t blink.”