“Yeah, and I hear that she wants to now engage in more ‘multi-dimensional story telling’ versus I guess just the ‘straight on, read into the, that teleprompter screen story telling'”
Of course, Katie Couric and Sarah Palin did a series of now-famous interviews [transcripts: 1, 2] before the Presidential election in 2008, where Palin was found… wanting, let’s say, on such innocuous questions as ‘What news publications do you follow?’ (Palin’s answer: any of them, all of them.)
“I think I read that in a newspaper. One of many newspapers that I read online.”
That’s petty. Even if Palin had a bad interview with Couric, why hold that bad blood two years down the line? Couric was doing her job in conducting the interview; Palin wasn’t asked any awkward questions; it was Palin’s job to be prepared!
I think this reflects badly on Palin, and gives a small idea about how she handles people who she has had run-ins with. Would you have confidence in having such a petty person in high political power?
Palin, being asked what papers you read is not a liberal “gotcha” question. It was not like Palin was not forewarned that she was going to be interviewed. Being asked about obscure questions about complex laws is a gotcha question or being shown a compromising picture of yourself and then being asked your thoughts on it qualifies as a gotcha question. But Palin looked ridiculous because she was not prepared to answer basic questions.