I just, I’m speechless watching this. The transcript is after the video, below.
Katie Couric asks her a simple question: What magazines or newspapers did you read regularly before being picked for VP? Palin can’t name one. She does say, however, that she’s “read most of them.” Most of them? What does she think, we’re talking about how many flavors of Ben & Jerry’s she’s ever tried? There are 1,422 daily newspapers in the US and 6,253 weeklies. And I can’t even begin to count the number of magazines. Sarah Palin would like us to believe that she’s read “most of them”?
She then gets all defensive about how Alaska isn’t a foreign country or something. Okay. But Couric kept asking her, okay, can you just name one that you’ve read. Palin couldn’t name any. I mean, seriously, she couldn’t name her local town paper, the big paper from Anchorage (the Anchorage Daily News), she never goes online and reads AP or Reuters? Never read Newsweek or TIME? I mean, seriously, why is she incapable of giving patently obvious answers to patently easy questions?
COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read, before you were tapped for this, to stay informed and to understand the world?
PALIN: I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press for the media, I mean…
COURIC: Like what ones specifically? I’m curious that you…
PALIN: Um, all of ’em, any of ’em that um have been in front of me over all these years, um…
COURIC: Can you name any of them?
PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country where it’s kind of suggested it seems like, wow how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, DC may be thinking and doing, when you live up there in Alaska. Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.