Katie Couric revisits her famous interview with Sarah Palin.

By | 2018-09-28T16:05:29+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Categories: News, Palin|Tags: , , , , , , , |27 Comments

This was riveting.

Courtesy of Salon:

Palin stumbled badly in the interviews broadcast over the week of Sept. 24-30, 2008, and Couric appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss how Sen. John McCain’s running mate may have sunk their campaign with her inability to answer basic questions.

“I suspected that she would have some trouble, probably just from what I had seen and what I had read and her performance in previous interviews,” Couric said. “I didn’t feel that anyone really kind of dug into some of these issues, so I did think that she might struggle.”

But Couric defended her work, saying she did not intend to trick or set out to embarrass Palin.

“That wasn’t the intent of the interview,” she said. “It was to ask her important, fair questions that would reveal her ability to be a critical thinker and to govern.”

Couric actually felt embarrassed for Palin, but she thinks the interviews were important to the democratic process.

I remember this interview as being pivotal, mostly because it dramatically reinforced what those of us in Alaska had been saying all along, that the woman who simply too ignorant for the job. 

After this Kouric interview that fact was suddenly widely known and in subsequent interviews and TV appearances, it became cemented in the minds of the voters.

Perhaps my favorite part of all of this was that SNL was able to parody the interview by using some of it verbatim. 

God, I still love that bit. 

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27 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Katie has stated that some of the more embarrassing moments were left out.

    More embarrassing that not being able to name a book you’ve read 🙂

  2. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Word for word did Tina, and won an Emmy as did Julianne Moore “Game Change.”

    Palin camp: Her best stuff was left on the editing room floor. Really?
    It’s been ten years, I fail to see much difference.
    NO one was out for you, $arah dahlink, you did that all on your own and continue to.

  3. AJ September 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I listened to pt 1 and was astounded how bad Sarah really sounded. Interesting pod cast. Looking forward to pt 2.

  4. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Dumb and Dumber

  5. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Bill Maher Steve Bannon interview tonight. Longest I’ve seen I’ve seen introductory guest. Respectful.

    Bannon: “Hey, I was here eight years ago hating $arah Palin.” Well, there you go!

  6. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Does anyone remember the eBay account Sarah was using to sell stuff? I just bought a vintage Democratic scarf just like the one the turncoat supporter gifted her with. Remember the one of many photo ops of her, this time with a Democratic scarf draped around her shoulders? Started an eBay search immediately and scored one last week after 10 years. Just wondering if it’s hers. I would have thought she would have dumped that scarf immediately, given it, tossed it or sold it. Seller was popspassion in Flushing, Michigan, member since 2001.

    • anonymous September 28, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Doh!

      I had forgotten all about that chit

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3dEC03wRjk

      • Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm

        I remember at the time she was selling or having someone sell for her all sorts of swag from the campaign. The naughty monkey shoes come immediately to mind. But I can’t remember what account she was using. I was just wondering if she’s tight for cash again and is going through the closets again to offload more swag for ready cash. After a decade maybe she unpacked some of the campaign boxes and suitcases and unloaded the scarf. Doesn’t really matter if the one I got was hers or not. Was more curious if she’s selling on eBay again.

  7. viv September 28, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I loved Sarah’s run for serious adult office outside tiny Alaska, the laughs were non-stop. ‘Game Change’ doesn’t show the whole world laughing at her antics every week, but it did. Nobody could believe that such a profoundly stupid person could be nominated by a legitimate political party.

    • 3 days ago... September 28, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Nobody could believe that such a profoundly stupid person could be nominated by a legitimate political party. What If they are calling themselves the Tea Party Express:

      http://www.teapartyexpress.org

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement

      • Paul Revere September 28, 2018 at 11:07 pm

        >>>Nobody could believe that such a profoundly stupid person could be nominated by a legitimate political party.<<<

        I started believing that about the time she started jacking up my story!

        Lemme give you a taste of dipshit!

        "Revere] warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."

        Tea Me My Ass!

  8. Old Redneck September 28, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Meanwhile:

    — Duhkota is sporting his new lion sleeve tat while urging his handful of followers to “become the storm” — whatever that means.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSpM0MhepY/?hl=en&taken-by=dakotameyer0317

    — And Barstool is still wearing those no-longer-in-style jeans with the knees torn out.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSpM0MhepY/?hl=en&taken-by=dakotameyer0317

    Is Willow getting married Saturday?

    These people are hilarious . . . except for the fact they are twisting the minds of three little innocent kids.

    • viv September 29, 2018 at 1:54 am

      Bristol loves Paige (Wasilla hometown girl made good) skinny jeans with holes because they remind Wasilla that she can afford expensive stuff because she’s speshul. You have to bear in mind that Bristol is validated by her stuff.

      I certainly hope Willow is getting married because the “matron of honor” (LMAO) is at the lodge and it would be a shame to waste all their liposucking and the fake hair glued to their heads and the huge quantity of gluggy stuff that has been injected into their lips.

      Duhkota the lion. Become the storm. I sure hope he’s getting money for that shit.

    • Anonymous September 29, 2018 at 2:54 am

      Tiger Blood! Dakota’s losing it. Palins must have someone close to Dakota, gaslighting him. If he commits suicide, is there still a life insurance policy to benefit Bristol?

      • Anonymous September 29, 2018 at 7:46 am

        I didn’t think you could collect life insurance if it a suicide.

        • Anonymous September 29, 2018 at 10:19 am

          Flying lessons it is, then.

  9. Devin September 28, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Is stupid Willow getting married this weekend? I wonder if the whole family will get drunk and start brawling.

    • viv September 29, 2018 at 1:57 am

      Track first LOL

    • Anonymous September 29, 2018 at 4:14 am

      Let’s hope so.Another drunken brawl, hopefully starring Track.
      Bristle, Sarah, Sally must be kinda amazed. If Willow has an empty uterus when she says “I DO”, she will be the first in three generations in that state. So, I guess IT IS possible…
      Bristle is soooo jealous.
      Iactually feel a bit sad fr Willow in that Sarah and Bristle will try their best to make this weding all about them, and to “out extension” and :out microblade” Willow.

  10. anom September 28, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Its hard to believe Palin didn’t succumb in an overdose, though she may have overdosed. She was pretty doped up multiple times since ’08.

    Maybe that’s why she moving to AZ/NM – the air is warmer so her boobs won’t freeze if she passes out on the sidewalk.

    • Anonymous September 29, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Yes, it is kind of surprising given how thin and bad she looked that she is still alive.

  11. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Republicans have a huge pattern of electing completely incompetent politicians on both the State and Federal level to achieve their religious and financial goals. Just look what they put into the position of Potus.. Tricky Dick, Reagan, two Bushes and now Trump with good ol thumper, Pence. The stupidity in that group is astounding! The look at the losers… Romney, McCain with his sidekick, ignorant Sarah of Alaaaaaska. Geezus, is that the best they can do? Grover Norquist told it best, Repub don’t want a leader, just a mouth breathing idiot who can sign a document on occasion while fucking up a once great country.

  12. Too September 28, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Will Sarah be wearing her hijab at Willow’s wedding?

    • Pass me a kid. Not the retarded one. September 29, 2018 at 2:58 am

      Sarah will bring the Belmonts (probably the original ones unwashed) and butt pads. A long, lace, Mother of the Bride gown. This is Sarah’s day to shine!

  13. anonymous September 28, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Meantime back in Wasilla…

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-courts/2018/09/28/wasilla-police-investigated-pedophile-teacher-in-2012-the-school-didnt-know-that/

    Wasilla police investigated ‘pedophile’ teacher in 2012. The school didn’t know that.

  14. Piper, who doesn't live with Sarah (is she pregnant?) September 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    John Kennedy (R-LA) was last to interview Kavanaugh. It was the “do you believe in god, do you swear to god” questions.

    What a crock. The GOP dream of a theocracy. He should be swearing to the american people, and believing in the american people.

    • Anonymous September 29, 2018 at 7:54 am

      I missed his questioning, supposedly he asked Brett about something at Yale (drinking or exposing himself, not sure) and Brett was answering NO, but he was shaking his head YES.

      I a body language expert said he was lying, because the involuntary response of shaking his head meant the answer was really yes.

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