Category Archives: Katie Couric

Palin In News-less Cocoon

According to the Washington Post today,
To Avoid Being ‘Depressed,’ Palin Skimps on Campaign News.” In the article she lets it be known that sometimes, even when she wants to turn on the news, her campaign staffers actually tell her no. First of all, this is the news that’s depressing her:

Second of all, didn’t she say in that Katie Couric interview that she reads any and every newspaper and magazine?

She likes the printed word, but when the news is spoken and the images are moving, that’s when it depresses her?

Third of all, what exactly is the hierarchy of command in the McCain campaign? Sarah Palin could become the leader of the free world, but right now she’s taking orders from campaign staffers? She’s being sheltered from us, but isn’t it the job of the president to shelter… us? To protect and lead us during one of the four or five most trying times in our country’s history? Right now she’s not so much reminding me of Annie Oakley as Marie Antoinette.

Actually, I have to modify that statement. Marie Antoinette wasn’t actually as out of touch and oblivious and she was made out to be. And she certainly wasn’t as divisive as Palin. This is what Palin said at a North Carolina fundraiser last night:

“We believe that the best of America is in the small towns that we get to visit, and in the wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation.”

The Democrats pouncing all over this. Right now, Obama is winning in the state she was speaking at, by the way.

Jason Stürmer is a contributor @ (RR).

Review II: Biden vs. Palin Debate

Debate II: A Review

The trainwreck you and I expected and so richly deserved on Thursday night did not come to pass as the debate was a surprisingly gaffe-free zone. Most on-lookers thought Joe Biden won, but Palin certainly did better than expected when she formed complete sentences that managed to convey meaning. Perhaps the Couric interviews were her way of lowering expectations for the debate. There was one moment in the debate that caught my eye, however…

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Review & Preview: Palin vs. Biden Debate

Debate I: A Review

For a good idea of how the first debate between Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican nominee John McCain went down, dust off that old copy of Crimson Tide and put ‘er in. Same basic premise: An old, grizzled, hawkish military guy goes toe-to-toe with a young, Ivy League, peace-loving, black man to decide how to interpret US foreign policy. The only difference is the movie took place on a submarine. And guess who wins at the end…

Debate II: A Preview

Tonight at 6pm (Pacific Time) will be the most interesting television event this election: the debate between Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Joe Biden. Both are known for their gaffes, but all eyes will be on Palin because of her relative unknown status and her disastrous interviews with Katie Couric this last week. So watch the trainwreck with me.

Mark Lyons/Getty Images & Mark Duncan/Associated Press

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