Sarah Palin may not have made it to the Vice Presidency (insert sigh of relief here), but her comedic alter ego reaped the success of November's election.
The Associated Press has crowned Tina Fey its Entertainer of the Year after editors and publishers across the United States selected her as the performer "who had the single greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008."
Between 30 Rock quotes and farcical Sarah Palin videos, Fey "gave us funny when we really needed it," according to one entertainment news reporter.
Fey bested Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr., and Heath Ledger, whose terrific and posthumous performance in The Dark Knight haunted audiences last summer.
Despite multiple Emmys for 30 Rock and the successful release of her first film, Baby Mama, it was Fey's Sarah Palin impression that made the biggest impression among entertainment / celebrity news fans. And it's easy to see why!
Follow the jump for some of her best clips ...
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