Tina Fey Thanks Sarah Palin for Comedy Award, Mocks Conservative Women

Comedienne and actress Tina Fey on Tuesday thanked former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as she accepted this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

According to the Washington Post, she then mocked conservative women "first to nervous laughter and then to not much laughter at all":

In her acceptance speech, Fey touched on her best-known bit -- her Palin imitation --and offered some mock hands-across-the-political-divide commentary. The rise of conservative women in politics, she said pointedly, is good for all women, "unless you don't want to pay for your own rape kit . . . unless you're a lesbian who wants to get married to your partner of 20 years . . . [or] unless you believe in evolution."

The lines played first to nervous laughter and then to not much laughter at all.

She also "thanked" Palin:

TINA FEY: I would be a liar and an idiot if I didn’t thank Sarah Palin for helping me get here tonight. My partial resemblance and her crazy voice are the two luckiest things that have ever happened to me.

I imagine the gratitude isn't mutual.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
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