Palin Takes Lumps With Couric

Sep 26, 2008  •  Post A Comment

In her third major interview, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin managed “wobbly” responses to questions from CBS’s Katie Couric about how being near Russia gave her experience in foreign affairs, the New York Times reports. Palin also said she feels she was being “mocked” by the media’s attention during the interview, which the paper says was in some ways her worst yet.
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  1. The NYT finds fault with Palin? What a shock!
    Seriously, they’re so “in the bag” for Obama that it’s not even funny.

  2. Right on, Doug. That anyone thinks NYT is still (or was ever) relevant escapes me. And don’t get me started on Couric…what a joke!

  3. You don’t need to believe the NYT. Just watch the interview and judge for yourself.

  4. Joe’s right, it’s not about the NYT. They’re not running for VP. I live in Wisconsin, 40 miles from the Michigan border, but that doesn’t make me an expert on interstate commerce! Palin’s answers were sophomoric at best. (meaning a high-school sophomore who didn’t study for the pop quiz)Stop defending stupidity and raise your standards for leadership of our country.

  5. I for one was totally disgusted by Couric’s scowling mein and stupid loaded questions.
    It is easy to see why her ratings are tanking more and more each week.
    She even tried to put an evil spin on Sarah Palin’s choice of WHEN to get a passport!
    Katie Couric really showed her true colors, and Gov. Palin showed remarkable restraint, when most people would have told Katie to get off her high horse.

  6. Best Palin comeback to Couric on any question of experience would’ve been “I don’t know, Katie — going from the Governor of Alaska to a potential Vice President…it’s kind of like going from a chirpy morning show personality to the anchor of a major network evening newscast that we’re suddenly supposed to take seriously. Wouldn’t you agree?”

  7. Do people without passports show a fundamental lack of interest and curiosity in the world? Does an out-of-date passport show cynicism and contempt? What does an expired library card say about us? Katie Couric: “I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point.” A.) Belabor: argue or elaborate (a subject) in excessive detail: belabor the obvious. B.) Point: an argument or idea put forward by a person in discussion: he made the point that economic regulation involves controls on pricing. Was Katie Couric arguing a point, or was she asking a question? Beyond the two pertinent and most recent examples of John McCain’s record, was Katie at least eliciting information in excessive detail, or just butchering syntax? Ms. Couric did in fact ask for a laundry list, and Ms. Palin offered to provide it. What’s the correct answer? You’re right Katie, John is an obvious fake and I’m totally clueless. D’oh! Sorry for not being more forthcoming, but it’s moose season. Come-on up to the cabin; you can see the Kremlin from the roof. I’ve got two wonderful new moose hats, one for both you and Charlie Gibson: http://theseedsof9-11.com
    Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians? –Katie Couric

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