The former Republican VP candidate praised Fey's impersonation of her

By Tara Fowler
Updated February 16, 2015 09:50 AM
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Tina Fey, Sarah Palin has a bone to pick with you.

While on the carpet ahead of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special, the former Republican VP candidate called out Fey for not sharing the wealth.

“Well, have I helped her career or has she helped mine? I’m like come on Tina, you should be paying my kids’ braces or something,” Palin told reporters when asked whether being impersonated by Fey on the series had helped her career.

“She’s so good, though,” the politico added. “I really respect her and her work ethic and her capitalization, you know, on the opportunity.”

In fact, Palin, 51, said Fey’s uncanny impersonation is so good that the Alaskan finds her own self being fooled by it.

“You know, I’ll do a double take every time I see her on a rerun or a picture of her,” the mother of five said.

And there are no hard feelings? “I think she’s great,” Palin confirmed. “I just talked to her again today and I brought her girls some Alaskan-grown sweatshirts and hoodies. I really respect her.”

Reporting by JESSICA FECTEAU