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Palin ‘Trying to Keep Fey in Business'

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    Tina Fey (l) as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joked Monday that her recent gaffes during media interviews were just providing “job security to SNL writers.”

    Pointing to her “less than successful interview I had recently with the mainstream media” Palin said, “I was just trying to keep Tina Fey in business.”

    Palin used the joke to transition to a hit on Barack Obama over his association with William Ayers, a link the McCain campaign has been pushing recently.

    “There’s been a lot of interest in what I read lately,” Palin said, referring to a gaffe during her interview with CBS’s Katie Couric.

    “Well, I was reading my copy of The New York Times the other day, and I was really interested to read about Barack’s friends from Chicago. Turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers. And according to The New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol,’” the Alaska governor said.

    “Barack Obama said Ayers was just someone in the neighborhood. But that’s less than truthful. His own top advisor said they were, quote, “certainly friendly.” In fact, Obama held one of the first meetings of his political career in Bill Ayers’s home. And they’ve worked together on various projects in Chicago.”

    Palin added that Obama is “someone who sees America as ‘imperfect enough’ to work with a former domestic terrorist who targeted his own country.”