Tuesday, October 7, 2008

SNL's Influence

Speaking of Mavericks . . .
Everyone knows that Tina Fey and Sarah Palin are twins separated at birth.  We love Tina Fey and think she is brilliant.

But is the funny twin on Saturday Night Live hurting the brand image of the Vice President contender?

For the last few weeks SNL has done a pretty good job imitating the Vice Presidential candidate. The outfits, hairdos, accent and mannerisms are pretty right on the money.  So, is the tongue and cheek humor making the public think Palin is not quite ready for the job hurting her image?  

We're not sure if SNL has that much influence.  The skits are, however, getting quite a bit of attention.  In fact, yesterday while we were meeting at Panera and talking about the funny SNL skit last weekend (love the beer drinking Maverick reference - hilarious) a woman (typically not fitting the SNL demographic) overhead us and joined in the conversation adding she thought the skit was very funny. 

Maybe SNL won't sway voters, but they sure are creating a buzz and creating some sort of influence.

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