For those of you who were looking forward to seeing Governor Sarah Palin lampoon her nemesis and expert mimic, Tina Fey, on Weekend Update Thursday, the special prime-time election edition of Saturday Night Live which premieres this week, we have some bad news for you. It’s not happening.
SNL head writer Seth Meyers spoke with Newsday‘s television blog The TV Zone and put the story to rest, for now: "Of those specific rumors [that Sarah Palin will appear], there’s no truth. We do have an open door policy, but there’s nothing specific yet, but our window of opportunity is before the election. We’d love to have McCain and Obama on again, too. Our doors are always open."
Too bad! And we were so looking forward to seeing Governor Palin on the show, especially after all the practice she got reading cue cards during the VP debate. She’d be a natural on SNL! Meanwhile, in other campaign related entertainment news: It’s looking more and more likely that John McCain might make amends with David Letterman. The New York Post reported yesterday that Senator McCain could possibly appear on Late Night sometime next week. The reconciliation would correspond with the third and final presidential debate, which will be hosted by Long Island’s own Hofstra University next Wednesday.