FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Sarah Palin told Fox News that if she runs for president, she will not "waste" her time on another interview with CBS' Katie Couric.
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Here's why. Take a look at this transcript from a Cafferty File segment from September 2008:
Cafferty: There's a reason the McCain campaign keeps Governor Sarah Palin away from the press. I want to play an excerpt from an interview that Palin did with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric where she was asked about the bailout package. Listen to this.
Couric: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries, allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?
Palin: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping - it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes, and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans.
And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today.
We've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.
Cafferty: Did you get that? If John McCain wins, this woman will be one 72-year-old's heartbeat away from being president of the United States. And if that doesn't scare the hell out of you, it should.
That clip has gotten more than 4,150,000 hits on YouTube.
Here’s my question to you: If Sarah Palin runs for president, should she agree to an interview with Katie Couric?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Anyone who runs for the highest office should answer any question from any journalist. If they can't do that they should not be running for president. We as citizens need to know all about the candidates. So far I do not think she is capable of anything remotely close to being qualified as president. She only has money on the brain. Would you want her beside the red phone in the middle of the night?
Sarah Palin should just answer some questions from anyone! She will not run because she isn't qualified, and she doesn't want to work. Loving all of this attention, at the very last minute she will bail out saying that her family needs her. Wait and see!
Mark in Colorado writes:
I hate to blow everyone's Obama bubble, but Palin was more qualified to be president than your Messiah, oh excuse me, the community agitator! Please, Couric is a liberal soldier in the mainstream media's far-left push into our lives. It was a shame how you all treated Ms. Palin just because she's from the right.
Poor, pathetic little girl should stay away from all the big girls who can show her up for what she is.
Gary in Florida writes:
No. If Palin runs, she shouldn't give an interview to anyone. She's better served by doing reality TV, book signings, and having her daughter on Dancing with the Stars.
Jerry in Toronto writes:
Holy mackerel, Jack, Palin is dumber than a 5th grader. Couric did her job, asked basic questions, and Palin failed miserably, period. If Palin decides to run for the president, she has no choice but to allow all accredited media the right to question her intelligence, or lack thereof. Enough of this picking and choosing and PR spin, either you're smart enough to be President or you're not.
Yes, she should. But don't expect a different outcome.