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'SNL' impressions influence election coverage

"It's starting to feel like Tina Fey is running for vice president," according to the Associated Press.

Fey reprised her role as Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live" this week to continue the sketch shows political event spoofs, according to the Associated Press.

The "SNL" take on the week's political events has become a part of the news cycle this fall and has reflected immediate parodies of the week's events. This choice has provided NBC with higher ratings and more website traffic, according to the Associated Press.

In an opinion article from the Washington Post, a columnist wrote Sarah Palin looked as though she prepared herself for the presidential debates by studying Tina Fey's impressions of her.

"She twinkled and winked and piled on the perkiness, a 'darn right' here and an 'I'll betcha' there," the Washington Post column said.

Saturday nights sketch is likely to gain as much buzz as previous skits have thanks to Fey's now popular Palin impression, according to the Associated Press.