Tina Fey says she’s retiring the Palin impression

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My friends, both the real and the fake Sarah Palins are going away.

As Sarah Palin packs her bags and slinks back to Alaska — prediction: when she’s free in two years she’ll get her own show on Fox News — her comedic nemesis, Tina Fey, says she’s retiring the Palin impersonation that helped give “Saturday Night Live” such a ratings boost this season.

“I have to retire just because I have to do my day job,” the creator and star of NBC’s “30 Rock tells Entertainment Weekly.

“I think [Kristen] Wiig would do a really good job.”

As for whether there’ll be an official Palin torch passing, she says, “Maybe we could get a real torch. Or I could give Wiig the Palin wig.”

“30 Rock,” by the way, is back with the second episode of its third season Thursday night. It’s the Oprah episode! Here’s a preview …

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