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Tina Fey Realizes How Influential She Isn't

Way back in February 2008, the first time America sat in dread of the possibility of President Hillary Clinton, Tina Fey went on Saturday Night Live and said the following:

“Maybe what bothers me the most is that people say that Hillary is a bitch. And let me say something about that: Yeah, she is… Bitches get stuff done… Bitch is the new black!” Perhaps an unfortunate choice of words in retrospect, considering who ended up shoving Hillary aside.

Fey then proved how serious she was about supporting women in politics, by relentlessly mocking Sarah Palin for months on end. All “bitches” are equal, but some “bitches” are more equal than others.

In case you missed it, Fey’s favorite candidate didn’t win in 2008, and followed it up with another loss in 2016. If you think those crushing failures have made Fey question her own importance to the world, you’d be right.

Zack Budryk, The Hill:

Comedian Tina Fey dismissed the political influence of “Saturday Night Live” in an interview on actor David Tennant’s podcast Monday…

“I don’t think that show can really sway people. I think you can shine a light. You can help them articulate something they’re already feeling about a given person.”

This is important news. David Tennant has a podcast? I had no idea. He’s at least my second- or third-favorite Doctor Who, so I might have to check that out.

Anyway, I’m glad Tina Fey and I agree on something: Tina Fey stinks! There are plenty of funny, influential women in comedy, and she is not one of them.

Now somebody just needs to tell her pal Alec Baldwin that he’s not accomplishing anything either. Just make sure you’ve got some mace or pepper spray. He can get a bit testy.