He said that the Alaskan Governor, "couldn't improvise herself out of a paper bag."
It's back to the pageant talent show for her!
Palin opened the show, standing beside SNL chief Lorne Michaels backstage, she awkwardly criticized Tina Fey's brilliant impersonation, and then told Alec Baldwin she was fond of his brother.
In a second skit, she appeared on Chase's own Weekend Update and took a backseat to Amy Poehler's maverick-raising rap.
Chase went on to say that it was a "mistake" for Palin to go on the show.
"The management behind McCain’s campaign has been dumb. This has only helped accentuate the problem of his judgment in choosing, in such a cynical way, a candidate like Sarah Palin for vice president. I think the last thing that they would want right about now is to have the rest of America knowing all that…to have her be seen on SNL, certainly never there. If anything, you just want her to be seen just from a distance.
Chase, who achieved his own "political" fame impersonating a bumbling President Gerland Ford, had more praise for fellow SNL-er Tina Fey.
He said, "I think Tina Fey’s in a lot of trouble. Because after Jerry Ford lost, I made about $80 million. Are you kidding? You’re talking to the wrong guy here. Tina’s great!”
Here's hoping there's $80 million in Fey's future!
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