McCain knew Tina Fey before he knew Sarah Palin.

Last week, Atrios highlighted a McCain-Palin image and remarked, “It just looks like something from a bad Hollywood sitcomish movie about a presidential campaign. Matt Yglesias added, “But what it really looks like — exactly like — is something from a movie where the joke is that Tina Fey is John McCain’s running mate. It’s the part she was born to play.” Ironically, in September 2004 — more than three years before McCain first met Palin — Life featured Fey and McCain on its cover: