Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tina Fey: Product of the Delco GOP machine

It's not easy to wade through a Maureen Dowd profile (she uses the word "German" like 90 times, and I'm barely exaggerating) of Tina Fey, but anyone seeking a clue to her Upper Darby roots will find this pearl about the day when men were men and when Delco residents voted the straight Republican ticket, or else: Fey chats about the election for a moment, wondering if Obama could be “another Jimmy Carter.” She tells Zucker, who is leaning against the wall, taking it all in, that she hasn’t yet called her “Republican parents” to see how they feel about tonight’s skit. Later, she tells me, “I grew up in a family of Republicans. And when I was 18 and registering to vote, my mom’s only instruction was ‘You just go in and pull the big Republican lever.’ That’s my welcome to adulthood. She’s like, ‘No, don’t even read it. Just pull the Republican lever.”’ Of course, Fey -- Carter/Obama comparisons aside -- did grow up to say she was leaving the country if her identical cousin Sarah Palin were elected, so she shares that with the rest of Delaware County that overwhelmingly rejected McCain/Palin. Guess they can take the girl out of Upper Darby, but they can't take Upper Darby out of the girl. (h/t Dan Gross)

Tina Fey: Product of the Delco GOP machine



It's not easy to wade through a Maureen Dowd profile (she uses the word "German" like 90 times, and I'm barely  exaggerating) of Tina Fey, but anyone seeking a clue to her Upper Darby roots will find this pearl about the day when men were men and when Delco residents voted the straight Republican ticket, or else:

Fey chats about the election for a moment, wondering if Obama could be “another Jimmy Carter.” She tells Zucker, who is leaning against the wall, taking it all in, that she hasn’t yet called her “Republican parents” to see how they feel about tonight’s skit. Later, she tells me, “I grew up in a family of Republicans. And when I was 18 and registering to vote, my mom’s only instruction was ‘You just go in and pull the big Republican lever.’ That’s my welcome to adulthood. She’s like, ‘No, don’t even read it. Just pull the Republican lever.”’

Of course, Fey -- Carter/Obama comparisons aside -- did grow up to say she was leaving the country if her identical cousin Sarah Palin were elected, so she shares that with the rest of Delaware County that overwhelmingly rejected McCain/Palin. Guess they can take the girl out of Upper Darby, but they can't take Upper Darby out of the girl.
(h/t Dan Gross)
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