SNL's Seth Myers on Palin's 'Rude Double-Entendre' Claim: 'That's 100 Percent True'

Some vindication for Sarah Palin in the midst of non-stop media hostility. On Monday night's Late Show with David Letterman, guest Seth Myers, the head writer for Saturday Night Live who also anchors the comedy show's 'Weekend Update' fake newscast, noted how in her new book she asserts that during her guest appearance on the NBC show, just before the election, “that we had taken her mantra, 'drill baby drill,' and tried to make a rude double-entendre about it.”

Myers offered his verdict on the allegation, quipping: “I just want to come here tonight on the record and say that's one hundred percent true.” He recited the original proposed line for a rap: “When we're in Wassila it's chill baby chilla; In the bedroom with Todd it's drill baby drilla.”

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Myers on the Monday, November 16 Late Show with David Letterman, referring the “Palin Rap” (video on Hulu) performed with Amy Poehler and Sarah Palin on the October 18, 2008 show:
She came on last October. Huge deal and she was a great sport and it was really pleasant to work with her, big rating, it was great. But she says in the book that we had taken her mantra, 'drill baby drill,' and tried to make a rude double-entendre about it. And I just want to come here tonight on the record and say that's one hundred percent true (laughter). We absolutely did.

Because I know the AP is checking her facts, but she nailed that one. And because Amy Poehler did a rap and the original line that Amy had written was 'When we're in Wassila it's chill baby chilla; In the bedroom with Todd it's drill baby drilla.' She said no to that. She was absolutely right to say no to that, that showed excellent judgment although I think it's a cautionary tale which is that if you go around the country saying 'drill baby drill' all the time, it's like a statistical probability that at some point someone's going to make a double-entendre about it.
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center