Palin mocks Couric. Not done, madam.

Sarah Palin’s comment about Katie Couric leaving her post at CBS:

“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.)

Palin went on to add:

“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?

Also interesting is a comment from a reader at the end of the CNN news post, in response to Palin’s assertion that Couric is biased against her:

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.

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