Remember how Quentin Tarantino brought John Travolta‘s career back from the dead? That’s sort of how it’s starting feel in terms of SNL and Sarah Palin. To wit: Sarah Palin‘s, albeit rather dull appearance on SNL this weekend resulted in the show’s highest ratings in 14 years. And what of that appearance? Over at HuffPo Alec Baldwin is defending SNL‘s decision to have the Alaskan Governor on (which begs the question, did anyone actually think it was a bad idea?)

Saturday Night Live is a comedy show. It’s not Meet the Press…It attempts, with varying degrees of success, to make people laugh. That’s it. Whether they skewer and savage people in order to do so, they don’t care. When you come on a show like that, you are prepared in advance to get worked over. Palin knew that. Palin came on to be a good sport. And she was. She was polite, gracious. (More so than some of the famous actors who come through there, believe me.)

More to the point, if you haven’t already watched the Sarah Palin rap please go do so, it is hysterical. However! The New Yorker is also weighing in.

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