I don't know where to begin. But one place is to say that Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor (R-AK), demonstrated (again) when she no longer has a place in national politics as a candidate.
It was announced that Katie Couric's talk show is being cancelled, and Ms. Palin -- almost five years after flubbing her infamous interview with Ms. Couric -- still feels scorned and bitchy.
This all came to mind when I read the following in an article on the Huffington Post --
"When 'Extra''s Mario Lopez asked Palin if she believes in karma, she replied, 'I certainly believe that what goes around comes around.'"
This is one of the most hilarious quotes I've read in a while, showing how deeply Sarah Palin has plummeted. No, it's not because she still can't give up being pissed off at having been asked a question she hadn't prepared for. And it's not because of the cluelessness of her answer, missing the point that all of her own pathetic actions "came around" to help get her own TV show about Alaska cancelled.
It's because the vice-presidential candidate, a women once considered a shining light in the empty Republican Party, a possible candidate for president. A person who wants to be taken seriously for her political voice -- is down to being interviewed on Extra by Mario Lopez.
She went on to say to Mario Lopez that some friends had told her about Couric's show ending. “I remember getting a couple of texts that said things like, ‘Oh, sorry that it didn’t work out there at CBS or ABC.'"
Yeah. Things didn't work out. Just to be clear, Katie Couric's unsuccessful show lasted two years. Sarah Palin's show lasted eight episodes.
It should be noted that Katie Couric has been a national broadcaster for 22 years. She'll move on to another show. Sarah Palin was governor for two years. She was a VP candidate for about five months. She'll like move on to some other pandering job that offers nothing but a chance to promote Sarah Palin.
It's worth remembering what it was about that disastrous interview that so still-infuriates Ms. Palin. It's because Katie Couric asked her what newspapers and magazines she reads.
To Sarah Palin, this was a "gotcha" question. To be clear, this is a question that eight-year-olds can answer.
Seriously, how difficult would it have been to say, "I read the Anchorage Daily News, the Wasilla Gazette, the Wall Street Journal, and Hunting Today"??? Even if she didn't read them.
If you'll recall, what she did answer was -- well, she didn't name a single publication. Not one. Of course she's embarrassed. Wouldn't you be? But then a) you would have been able to answer, and b) it's not Katie Couric's fault she's embarrassed. She asked the kind of softball question that politicians pray for.
When Charlie Gibson asked Sarah Palin about the Bush Doctrine and her foreign policy experience, those were serious questions. When Katie Couric asked her what newspapers she reads, she should have leaped over and given the anchorwoman a hug. Instead, she never mentions Charlie Gibson, but has been in a snit-fit over Katie Couric for five years. Maybe it's been Ms. Couric is a woman. Maybe it's because Ms. Palin is a clown.
And now, there she is on Extra, being grilled by Mario Lopez.
And all I can think is -- John McCain, who insisted he put America First, nominated this person to be a heart-beat from the presidency.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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