September 13, 2008
Yahoo! News is reporting Tina Fey is likely to play Governor Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live" according to a person close to NBC's sketch comedy show: "Fey is "likely" to return to her former show Saturday to play the Alaskan governor and Sen. John McCain's running mate, a person close to the show told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person requested anonymity because the decision has not been announced officially. No further details were available."
This past Tuesday, SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels said Tina Fey should play Palin, but is unlikely to remain in the part in the long-term. That depends of course... Tina Fey may be very busy if McCain/Palin win the elections which could be four years or longer.
Fey was a cast member and writer - including a stint as head writer - for "SNL" for nine years before leaving in 2006 to star in 30 Rock.