We’re old enough to remember when Saturday Night Live was funny, which means we had tuned out long before Tina Fey became famous for her Sarah Palin impression.
And for some reason we can’t possibly understand, one line from one skit seemed to have flown over the heads of every American watching: no, Palin never said, “I can see Russia from my house.”
So it still blows our mind when, a full 10 years after that skit aired, people are still quoting it as fact to show how stupid Sarah Palin is.
Palin, rightfully so, joined the rest of the nation in ridiculing Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when she declared that the three chambers of government are the president, the Senate, and the House.
YIKES: Ocasio-Cortez Fumbles Basic Civics TWICE In 1 Statement https://t.co/5xkWeYjsPP
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) November 19, 2018
Jumping to Ocasio-Cortez’s defense was CNN analyst and former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa, who used that line from SNL to put Palin in her place.
Hey @SarahPalinUSA considering you can see Russia from your house maybe you could have been a patriot and given us a heads up that they were attacking America.
You get an F in Civics. https://t.co/YGMc737lMl
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 19, 2018
— Courtney (@alaskancourtney) November 19, 2018
You get an F in separating SNL from reality.
— BTME (@btme87) November 19, 2018
Tina Fey, not Sarah Palin, said that, but I guess we all look the same.
— Mrs. (@MrsSimon9) November 19, 2018
FACTS: @SarahPalinUSA lives in the Mat-Su valley and she never said that.
So you get an F for GEOGRAPHY and a big FALSE on FACT CHECK
But hey, clicks and views. https://t.co/RdKBUcLsZ9
— Conservative Review (@CR) November 19, 2018
Asha gets an F in comprehension. Maybe somebody could explain comedy skits to her. https://t.co/JRBDbkyrdh
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) November 19, 2018
A former FBI special agent doesn't understand the difference between reality and a SNL skit. Awesome. That explains a lot.
— Meursault (@Junebagio) November 20, 2018
That was Tina Fey….good try, ya played ya self https://t.co/NRXv1IJiWf
— Cameron Cruz (@ccruz280) November 20, 2018
this is nothing less than hilarious. Does Asha actually believe Palin made that comment?
— Ken Ostdiek (@kostdiek) November 19, 2018
Must not have been much of an FBI agent if she can’t tell a governor from a comedienne.https://t.co/nJzliaHMJq
— Will Collier (@willcollier) November 19, 2018
That was an SNL skit. Nice try. https://t.co/yw4EP7TH8H
— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) November 19, 2018
That was Tina Fey. https://t.co/9k6smVSTOH
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) November 19, 2018
You're quoting a Saturday Night Live sketch.
What's that say about you?
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) November 20, 2018
SNL is her go to news channel. https://t.co/nqN8aUSTQj
— Stan Mattman ن (@stanblessleah) November 20, 2018
You get an A for being a knucklehead. https://t.co/eSloazY5LO
— Daily Planet (@Headlines4You) November 20, 2018
— Deplorable ❌ TrumpGirl 🇺🇸 (@sassymichgirl) November 19, 2018
While others will point out that Asha is mistaking an SNL skit for an actual quote, the Possum would like to point out that she's also mistaking Civics for Geography. https://t.co/arJT4hmVJN
— Papa Possum (@papapossum) November 19, 2018
We’d wager the former governor of Alaska knows a little more about civics that either Rangappa or Ocasio-Cortez. Enjoy rushing to defend your favorite socialist every time she opens her mouth.
Seems Rangappa, rather than admit she screwed up, decided she’d take credit for triggering the MAGA crowd, which will come as a surprise to all the #NeverTrumpers up there.
(I find it both hilarious and sad that the MAGAs are so triggered by snark against Sarah Palin, of all people. Note to self: Make many, many more jokes about Palin and Russia) pic.twitter.com/TzDgDP1uzM
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 20, 2018
So you don’t deny that you played yourself.