9.24.2008

Jeez, this is painful

Palin's interview with Katie Couric.  Sheesh.

5 comments:

Grendel said...

So has she gotten back to Couric yet on that? I'm sure she will any minute.

Pete said...

"Give me an indeterminate amount of time, Katie, and I'll come backatcha with a more convincing lie! Or I just won't."

The look on Couric's face throughout is priceless.

I hope she answers questions like this at the debate. She really looks out of her depth. I know we underestimate her at our own peril, etc. She'll find some bullshit to squawk about, doubtless, and a good chunk of people will have a strong incentive to eat it up. But this has been a trainwreck for weeks now and the minimal press access may actually work against her--rather than getting the harsh coverage she deserves, she gets a simmer of embarrassment, so far not quite enough to merit a genuine tail-eating media backlash in her favor. So much of persuadable opinion would seem to hinge on these few interviews and they are pretty awful.

cek said...

Aaaaaaaaack!

Ian said...

Andrew Sullivan posted this reader comment re Palin on his blog. I think it's dead-on.

"Yes, you ALMOST want to look away, but can’t. It reminds me of when I watch Ricky Gervais in The Office or Extras and half cover my eyes or wince, while laughing, as pathetically unqualified characters try to fake their way through life. Sadly, with Palin, this is real world, grownup stuff."

fujo said...

wincing...