Gov. Sarah Palin may not have made it to the White House, but Tina Fey, her comedic alter ego, is enjoying continued success in the wake of the November election.
The 30 Rock star's latest accolade is from the Associated Press, which crowned her Entertainer of the Year. Editors and publishers across the U.S. selected her as the performer "who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008," the AP says. Plus, as one entertainment reporter told the AP, "She gave us funny when we really needed it."
Fey, who won multiple Emmys this fall for 30 Rock, bested Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. and Heath Ledger, whose performance in Dark Knight haunted audiences last summer.
Yet, in a year that saw the release of her first film, Baby Mama, and multiple kudos for Rock, it was Fey's Palin impression that may have made the biggest impression among her fans. In 2007, another politically minded performer, Stephen Colbert, scored the news service's honor.
Do you think Fey was the right choice for the AP award this year?