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Comments: Week of October 27, 2008

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Tina Fey for President?

Of the list of things New Yorkers care about, Tina Fey rates pretty high, up there with bagels and psychotherapy. A lively debate ensued last week when nymag.com’s Vulture ran a post headlined “Is a Tina Fey Backlash Inevitable?” At times we wondered about whom they were debating: the next American president or this local female comic?


Tina can run for president in four years.

A world with a Tina Fey backlash is a world I don’t want to live in.

I like Tina Fey, but if a backlash comes never have I seen a more deserving person. I mean, what happened to being objective every now and then? Let’s see how understanding the other side would take it if they were spoofed to no end. I’m not asking for her to stop, but, damn, spread the spoof around.

Color me “hater,” but I’ll probably start resenting her when her rap album hits the streets.

Tina Fey is an obvious talent. I love her work, all of it including Palin stuff … but the second she begins to indicate that her political satire are her political views, then let the backlash begin.

Slap each and every American across the face several times a day until they agree to unquestionably accept and revere the genius of Tina Fey for all eternity. Also, maybe make that an 11th commandment, ensuring the reverence of our future generations.

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