All over the country, people awaited the appearance of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. How could she actually appear on this show? What type of role would she play? Would she make more of a fool of herself than usual? Would this bring her more respect or put her further in a disrespectful light?
Clearly, Palin’s PR professional thought it was a good idea for her to go on SNL, but was it really a good idea? Yes, it may have been a good idea for NBC as all of America became interested in watching the show, but for Palin that may not have been the case. For the most part, the viewers who tuned in to the show at 11:30 pm on Saturday the 18th laughed at Palin’s sad attempt to redeem herself on the show. Even before she took Tina Fey’s position on stage, Alec Baldwin made the final jab at her by telling her she looked “hotter” in person. The comments and perceptions of Palin only further ridiculed her and made her look unsuitable for a serious political position. Even though she received the attention she was seeking, the same position remains: Palin will not be taken seriously as the vice presidential candidate.