Taylor Swift, Sarah Palin

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Sarah, Taylor. Taylor, Sarah.

At the star-studded Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special on Sunday, Sarah Palinhad taken part in a sketch in which Jerry Seinfeld had chatted with several famous members of the audience. The 51-year-old former vice presidential candidate and ex-Alaska governor was seated right beside Taylor Swift, 25, so close that the two women's shoulders appeared to be touching.

In a photograph of the audience, taken when Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson was standing up and speaking to Seinfeld, Swift's facial expression appeared...well, like that of a person who had just been assigned a middle seat on a 17-hour flight. It is unclear what she was responding to. (This is her typical audience member look.)

Dakota Johnson

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At the show, Sarah sported a familiar look—she wore an ivory, sparkling elbow-length sleeve, shoulder-baring mini dress, the same outfit that her daughter, Bristol Palin, now 24, had worn to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2011.

At an after party, Sarah drew many delighted fans who were waiting outside the venue, the Plaza Hotel in New York, and snapped selfies with them.

Bristol Palin

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Sarah Palin

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During the sketch, Seinfeld pretended to confuse Sarah with Tina Fey, who had famously played the politician when she was running in the 2008 U.S. election.

'I'm just curious, Jerry, how much do you think [Executive Producer] Lorne Michaels would pay me if I were to run in 2016?" she asked.

"Run for president?" he replied. "Sarah, I don't think there's a number too big."

"OK, just hypothetically, then—what if I were to choose Donald Trumpas my running mate?" she asked.

"Sarah, you're teasing us, that's not nice," Seinfeld said.

Watch the sketch below and check out our recap and more videos from the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special!

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