This was a background tidbit that I didn't know about Sarah Palin's appearance on SNL:
When Michaels introduced him to Palin, Baldwin feigned embarrassment and replied: "I see. Forgive me. I feel I must say this: You are way hotter in person."
Palin got even, saying: "Thank you, and I must say, your brother Stephen is my favorite Baldwin brother." Stephen Baldwin is a born-again Christian who attended the Republican national convention in 2004.
Sorry, the part I meant to highlight that was a surprise to me was the bit about Stephen Baldwin being a born-again Christian and Republican. I thought it was just a dig at Alec Baldwin, but I didn't get the specifics of the Stephen reference.