Tina Fey To Run For President…As Sarah Palin!

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Season 4The 2016 Presidential Election just got very exciting, Modern Philosophers!

A second female candidate has joined Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, and this one might be even more of a household name than the former First Lady and Secretary of State.

“I am announcing my intention to seek the Republican nomination for President,” writer, comedian, producer, awards show host, and actress Tina Fey announced to the crowd gathered outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.  “And the really cool thing is that I plan to run as Sarah Palin, only with better one liners.”

Fey then did a ten minute set that really killed, before heading inside to meet with her campaign advisers.  Rumor has it that Lorne Michaels will be her campaign manager.

If you recall, the former star of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live made quite the name for herself during the 2008 Presidential Election by totally nailing an impersonation of then Vice Presidential candidate Palin.

tina sarah“Tina was a better Palin than Sarah Palin,” a Republican bigwig told this Modern Philosopher.  “We realized that if Sarah Palin were only as sharp and witty as Tina Fey, she would make a perfect candidate for 2016.  That’s when the light bulb went off!”

“I thought they were joking, but they just kept pestering me and sending me muffin baskets,” Fey explained.  “Now that 30 Rock is off the air, and I said I wouldn’t host the Golden Globes again, my schedule is pretty wide open.  I figured what the heck.  I’ll do it.”

Early polling shows that Fey would beat Clinton if the election were held today, but Clinton’s camp isn’t showing any concern.

“We are thrilled to see another female candidate in the race,” the Clinton camp said in a prepared statement.  “This is a historic day not only for women, but also for all Americans.  We welcome the challenge, and look forward to debating and swapping jokes with Miss Fey should her candidacy survive to that point.”

SArah palinBased on what the Republicans have thrown out there so far, I’d say there is an excellent chance that Fey earns the party’s nomination.

I can’t wait to see how Saturday Night Live tackles this.  A sketch parodying a famous SNL parody running for President sounds like a trip.  Even the current cast can’t screw up that one.

So who could Fey choose as her running mate?  Would she pick a well respected Republican to give her candidacy some credibility with old school members of the party who might not get the joke?

Or should she totally push the envelope, chase down the couch potato vote, and pick another actor as her Vice President?   She’s already proven that she has excellent chemistry with Jimmy Fallon, but he is a little busy hosting The Tonight Show.

tina amyHow about Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton as Fey as Palin’s VP?  That is definitely a show I’d watch for four years, and maybe even eight.

The only way Clinton could top that pairing would be by asking the actual Sarah Palin to be her running mate.

So it looks like Tina Fey has this locked up.  What do you think, Modern Philosophers?  Are you ready to vote Fey/Poehler in 2016?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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20 Responses to Tina Fey To Run For President…As Sarah Palin!

  1. Fingerling says:

    Bahahaa! Epic! 🙂

  2. Fey and Poehler, excuse me, Palin and Clinton for President and VP 2016 thus, uniting the parties. Can that even be done? Is that even American?

  3. ksbeth says:

    yep, i’m all in –

  4. Joseph Nebus says:

    I’d have thought being Vice-President would leave enough spare time to host the Tonight Show.

  5. herheadache says:

    Love this.
    I think either Amy or Sarah would make an excellent choice for Hillary’s competition.
    Great post. Nice to bring a little lightness and humour into politics as it stands now, to get even us Canadians through the next year.

  6. Strong chance that Fey would end up being the best president since FDR or Lincoln.

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