Fey Waves Goodbye to Playing Palin

30 Rock creator vows to get back to day job
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Nov 6, 2008 10:35 AM CST
Tina Fey portrays Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, left, and Amy Poehler portrays CBS news correspondent Katie Couric in a scene from NBC's "Saturday Night Live," in New York.   (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson)
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(Newser) – To the list of political figures out of a job after Election Day, add one: Sarah Palin impersonator Tina Fey. "I have to retire just because I have to do my day job," the creator and star of 30 Rock tells Entertainment Weekly.

The struggling sitcom saw a ratings uptick last week on the coattails of Fey's Saturday Night Live cameos. "I think [Kristen] Wiig would do a really good job," said Fey. As for a torch passing, she said, "Maybe we could get a real torch."