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Sarah Palin reads all your newspapers!

In Alaska!

Which isn't a foreign country!

And gets every newspapers!

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idea_fairy
Oct. 1st, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Due to Technical Difficulties ...
Whenever you post a YouTube piece, can you also include the original YouTube URL? These embedded YouTube things don't play when I try to view them, even though I can view stuff on the YouTube site OK.
cmdrsuzdal
Oct. 1st, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
I love the look on Couric's face at 00:35, someone should give that woman a medal or something for getting through this without losing it.
dinogrl
Oct. 1st, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
I blame Lauren Caitlin Upton for all of this.
bovil
Oct. 1st, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Palin was a beauty queen years before. Maybe she should be blamed for Laura Caitlin Upton.
dinogrl
Oct. 1st, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
Yes, but Upton put "spin" on it, got famous for all the wrong reasons, got a modeling contract and so, uh, like such as, so the GOPs took notes...so we will be able to build up our future for our.

Sigh. Kill the pretty people. Put them out of their misery (and ours).
madoc62
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Andy & all,

Okay, what's the point here?

Katie Couric asks a dumb question and Sarah Palin refuses to get trapped by it?

What difference would it have made had Palin regurgitated a canned line like "I read the Washington Post, the New York Times, the LA Times, and I always watch you on TV Katie!" Would that have been better?

Has anyone asked Obama this sort of question? Did anyone ask Hillary this sort of tripe? How about Biden? What thrilling bits of journalistic excellence does Joe Biden plagiarize from each day? Oh, I mean, what does Joe read that makes him so much less qualified than Hillary to be Veep?

The degree of viciousness being directed toward Palin is way over the top. And this sorta thing is actually serving to drive people _toward_ her and the GOP ticket. For Democrats, this sort of bile is truly counterproductive.

Madoc
bovil
Oct. 1st, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
She could have said that her office has a clipping service that culls out and forwards important articles for her. She could have said she gets her national news on the internet, from Foxnews.com even.

I would have been happy to hear the name of one or two Alaska papers she has delivered to the Governor's Mansion. Alaska papers carry national news the last I looked. They all write about her, she's got to do at least an ego-scan every day.

If Katie was asking a dumb question, Palin didn't avoid the trap. She jumped right into it. She gave a bullshit answer and tap-danced. It made her sound like someone who doesn't read news. That's a problem, because print news can carry so much more content than radio or TV news.

What kind of person doesn't know where they get their news from? I know the newspapers of every town I ever lived in (well, except Eau Claire, but I read the WSJ when I lived in Eau Claire). What kind of journalist (and granted, Palin was a sportscaster, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt) isn't a news wonk?
howeird
Oct. 1st, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Hey, give her a break, she's just trying to not show favoritism for one newspaper over another. The National Inquirer and the Weekly World News get so jealous and write lies when they are slighted.

I think Couric needs to focus on more important questions, like "will the McCain Administration find Bigfoot?" and "should the NFL scrap the 'icing' rule?"
dinogrl
Oct. 1st, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Um...hey there don't cha know...Before Putin rears his head...
Don't you mean NHL?
maurinestarkey
Oct. 1st, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
My goodness, she can read...
Our family read a lot of newspapers and magazines when we lived in Alaska. Papers were the most reliable source for information. We had our nightly news flown in from the west coast. Sometimes it wouldn't arrive on time and the two stations we had, would run two hours worth of commercials. Over, and over again. Even with modern technology, a news paper would still be a welcome site.

I don't care for Sarah. She makes McCain look too old. I don't care for McCain either. In fact, I'm weary of the whole bunch. Tho' I've always liked Joe.
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