Almost (repeat almost) makes GW look like an articulate, educated, well-reasoned man.
Yes, be scared, VERY scared... her interview is worthy of being posted in the "WTF of the day" thread. It's amazing that this person was even voted into office. I would really like to know what was going through Katie's mind as she held the interview. The interview is comparable to Einstein interviewing Forrest Gump on the subject of particle physics.
COURIC: And when it comes to establishing, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and understand the world?
PALIN: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media. COURIC: Like what ones specifically? PALIN: Umm… all of them. Any of them that have been in front of me over all these years. COURIC: Can you name any of them? PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news… Alaska isn’t a foreign country where it’s kind of suggested it seems like, wow how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, DC may be thinking and doing, when you live up there in Alaska. Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.
Good Lord. Put this poor woman out of her misery already.
In order to learn the source of her political knowledge, Katie Couric asked her three times what specific newspapers she read prior to being selected as Vice President, and Palin — after trying to answer a couple times with her trademark rambling incoherence (”all of ‘em, any of ‘em that have been in front of me all these years . . . a vast variety”) — abruptly decided that the question was an elitist, condescending East Coast media assault on Alaska and chided Couric accordingly, without answering. How could you mock that other than by repeating it verbatim?
UPDATE II: Holy crap. It completely slipped my mind that Plain has a degree in journalism. Yes, someone who studied journalism can’t name a single magazine or newspaper.