On MSNBC‘s News You Can’t Use: Sarah Palin may take on Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live/SNL this week. Whoa!
Fey’s hilarious and scathing performances as the Republican Party’s desperate and ill-conceived pick for VP are spreading like wildfire. The physical resemblance is uncanny. And Fey definitely capitalizes on Palin’s patent on fake-adorable prairie-pinscher. In a sense, one could say that Fey constructs and deconstructs a simulacrum: a simulation of a simulation, or a copy of a copy (think Disneyworld).
If MSNBC’s sources are accurate, Palin taking on Fey on SNL would indeed be a spectacular feedback loop. Not art imitating life or life imitating art. Just a copy wrestling with a copy.
It will definitely be a good day for arts and entertainment — but a bad, sad day for politics. I can’t wait: the imperial GOP wolf outfitting itself yet again in sheep’s clothing. Now THAT’s a joke.