Tina Fey says Sarah Palin impersonation backfired

You might have thought that Tina Fey‘s impersonation of Sarah Palin would have brought her show 30 Rock nothing but positive attention, but Fey seems to think that exactly the opposite is true.  In her new book, Bossypants, Fey says she believes that by poking fun at the Palin family, she actually hurt 30 Rock’s chances of becoming more successful.

Fey says (obviously half-joking) that the show’s ratings have always been pretty low, and that any growth it might have received over time was very likely tempered by the anger of those who resented her for exploiting the Palin family.  Fey also said in a recent interview that she’s looking forward to Julianne Moore’s portrayal of Palin for HBO, and she offered Moore her Palin wig for the part.