November 23rd, 2010
05:00 PM ET

If Palin runs for president, should she agree to Couric interview?

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?

Bonnie writes:
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?

Lynn writes:
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.

Sue writes:
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.

Naveen writes:
Yes, she should. But don't expect a different outcome.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Katie Couric • Sarah Palin
soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. Sally in MI

    She should agree to interviews with all networks, but she won't. If her TV ratings keep falling, hopefully this discussion is meaningless. I'd think the right would get tired of this whining, non-working millionaire family eventually. The public made them millionaires, and the public can certainly send them home too.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  2. Terry- Greensburg In.

    The Tea Party is here to stay because "they" are us, and we are here to stay. Politics has been changed forever! ...
    Comment on web, hope they're right, myself...YA WHO!

    November 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  3. F. Nardo Cape Coral FL

    Yes Jack I think she should do an interview with Couric, Palin should not let Couric get the upper hand, Palin just needs to be better prepared, Couric doesn't seem that smart to me, she can be had,

    November 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  4. Amber - Austin, TX

    Yes, of course Jack. Sarah Palin answers questions like Dr. Seuss writes books. Doesn't everyone love Dr. Seuss?

    November 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  5. Denny from Tacoma

    Absolutely not! Katie Couric is far too intelligent for Sarah Palin and (Katie) would embarrass Sara again.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  6. Terry in Chandler, AZ

    Actually Sen. McCain should do an interview and appologize for creating this monster that was released into this country.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  7. JENNA

    If Sarah Palin runs for president, should she agree to an interview with Katie Couric?

    The fact that she refuses to do an interview with a real journalist isn't surprising to me not one bit. Katie Couric asked her a simple question and Palin couldn't answer it making herself look like a fool.

    Now Palin has a new book and she quotes all these people that she never read. Let Couric at her again. The we could all use a good laugh!

    Roseville CA

    November 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  8. Vel Champion

    Palin should agree to at least one hard interview. She sure is getting the soft balls from Fox hour upon hour . When you think that, in the near future, we will be facing water and food shortages and many natural disasters that come from the scientific "facts and reaction" of the solar alignment, not the apocalypse, the last thing we need is a conservative candidate who drones on and on about how much she hates those" book learned aristocrats" , the press and all those (what were the words her daughter's used on their blog?).....What bigots! We need someone who has both math and science and economic sense, someone who is not stuck in an 1800 mentality, who sanctions limiting education. God save us all from people like the Palins...We may have problems, but Todd and Sarah will make them a whole lot worse.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  9. Jim


    Umm... Yes. And there should not be any special pre-conditions beforehand either. If Sarah Palin is so confident in her abilities to be President then she had better show it, even with a potentially "un-friendly" journalist.

    Jim in Denver, CO

    November 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  10. Tom, Santa Barbara CA

    I don't know, Jack. It's a very risky proposition. She might get thrown some very tough curveballs, like "What magazines do you read?" Maybe she's avoiding Couric because she hasn't gotten back to her on that question yet.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  11. Rev. Jason Bryant

    From Callaway, VA Should she have to? Absolutely. Do I hope the opportunity ever presents itself? Absolutely not!

    November 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  12. Joe Ft Walton Bch Fl

    I wouldn't have an interview with Katie Couric if she pays me a million dollars for it. Most of the time she ask questions where she knows the answer in advance of the interview. In other words you have to do your homework when you have to sit with that woman and hopely you know all the answers. She is too fake for me, I wont give the light of the day for an interview neither should Sarah Palin.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  13. Mark, OKC

    Jack, you've got a lot of nerve asking this question. You know darned well that liberals avoid the Fox News Channel like the plague, so why shouldn't Palin avoid Typhoid Katie Couric?

    November 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  14. Vel Champion

    Who is the real power behind the Palin quest for power? Someone needs to ask how big a role Todd will play in running government and Katie could deliver with great follow up questions that might just let us know just how unsuited Sarah really is to rule....She only speaks with Fox, because they are promoting her. I would also ask just what iron Fox has in the fire that merits so much time be given to this candidate.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  15. adem jemal

    I agree with bush's family: she's beautiful, and she should stay in Alaska.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  16. Brian, Baton Rouge

    Unless she got a brain transplant since the last interview, she'll be just as stupid and incoherent as she was the last time.

    Frankly, I expect her to go the Sharron Angle route, and avoid all media but Fox News.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  17. Shirley, Parry Sound, Ontario

    Only if Katie Couric learns to speak Alaskan.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  18. Dick B

    She makes more sense than G.W. ever did.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  19. Mark from Boulder City

    I hate to blow everyone's Obama bubble on this blog but Palin was more qualified to be President than your Messiah, oh excuse me, the community agitator! Please, K. Couric is a liberal soldier in the Main Stream 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. If she had been the Messiah's pick, you would have thrown roses, attributes, and all the positive slogans to ellevate her. You guys are a joke.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  20. Justine Spiller

    I am gobsmacked at the amount of air time the US networks give this
    stupid woman and her family! I agree with Barbara Bush...I hope Sarah Palin stays in Alaska, where she can do as many interviews as she wants with whomever she wants!! But please don't air any of them.
    Thanks from Canada,
    Justine Spiller

    November 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  21. Ray in Knoxville

    Jack, Couric made a fool of her by asking such penetrating questions like what sources she reads to keep abreast of world affairs. Palin should avoid her like the plague. After all, we know she quits when things get too hard.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  22. Mr. D

    Next time around if she agrees to an interview with Couric, she should also agree to speak English. It's apparent she didn't speak it during the first interview. Maybe she could better express herself doing dance routines on "Dancing with the Politicians." I wouldn't watching either one.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  23. Chris

    Yes she should. As a candidate for president she should have to interview with all media outlets. After all, she is interviewing to be president for all Americans not just those who watch Fox. Hopefully she will either have a more coherent message or get clobbered early in the campaign season because I can't stand another entire campaign of her stream of consciousness ramblings.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  24. John from San Antonio

    It really doesn't matter whether she does or not. Unfortunatley a majority of Americans can't discuss the issues because they have no idea of how our government or our economy functions. Have you paid any attention to how many average Americans actually think rich people create jobs? The people who are going to vote for an intellectually challenged candidate are going to regardless of facts or anything else. Who was it said you cannot argue with an idiot?

    November 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  25. sheila

    If doing an interview with Katie Couric is a waste of time--what's she going to do when she needs to discuss difficult topics with foreign dictators, opponents, democrats--just refuse? She's not going to run -- too much work and not enough $$$$

    November 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  26. Steve

    Won't get to that point, just joining in the first debate with the rest of the republican field will end her campaign before the Iowa vote. You heard it here first.


    November 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  27. Gloria

    not sure why we're even asking this question, as Ms. Palin running for (rather than from?) anything, especially the presidency, is quite a joke. Even Barbara Bush pegged her . . . and I'm no fan of anything Bush, either.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  28. Mr. Beers, the Netherlands

    Hell yeah!
    For her: to prove that she is capable of giving a good interview to Katie Couric and to redeem herself from ther previous disaster.
    For the rest of us: to ensure she will have no chance at all to become president and to be of as much value as she can... by staying in Alaska.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  29. katiec Pekin, IL

    She cannot allow herself any credible exposure.
    A person with such ego, is a habitual liar, spews hate and fear, of questionable intelligence cannot even be allowed to be a candidate for presidency.
    My take is, because of all of the above, she will self destruct. One cannot survive being such a phony hypocrit.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  30. Rich McKinney, Texas

    I think that just about any interview with Sarah Palin will yield little more then a few scratches on the head and a couple of " Huh's". To be honest Jack i am so tired of the whole in your face Palin family on just about every news channel television channel and tabloid it isn't funny. If it isn't Sarah shooting a gun and talking to the bears then it is her daughter dancing in the stars or her daughters husband posing for Playgirl magazine. Enough all ready i am turning off the TV until after the 2012 elections are over..

    November 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  31. Dennis north Carolina

    she should be interviewed by the major media but she can pick and chose who she will talk . she will have to talk to the public not the public seeing her political ads.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  32. Bob Fleming

    Every legitimate candidate for the office of President of the United States should agree to interviews with a representative of all the major TV networks and should appear on all of the Sunday Morning Talk Shows. Refusal to do so is proof of lack of qualification for the office.

    Louisville, Ky

    November 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  33. Paul P.

    Not if Couric is going to be tricky again by asking another one of those unscripted questions that exposes her knowledge on specific issues. After all, Palin likely doesn't have enough space on both her hands or arms to scribble out answers to all the possible questions that could be thrown at her. No, best to stay on the speech circuit, Fox news and the internet, where she isn't caught off guard again.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  34. calaurore9

    Sarah will have to do interviews with the "lame stream" media if she wants votes from Independents. Bottom line.

    I'd pay the big bucks to see her go toe to toe with you, Jack.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  35. mike

    Jack, I don't hate Palin, but crib notes written on her palm? We need someone a little sharper than that! Plus the Left have shown over and over that they will never, ever be accepting of her. So my fear is if she gets into office she will cause this country to be divided even further than it is now. That's not good for America.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  36. Luci

    She should be talking to all media especially the ones that don't tell her what they are going to ask beforehand. That way we can find out what she knows or doesn't know. It would be her opinion rather than whoever is telling her what to say. I am already sick of hearing about her, not looking forward to two more years. If she was educated like other female politicans it would be different.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  37. Steve Lee

    Sara Palin should interview with Katy Couric and accept other invitations to meet with reporters with the condition that she complete the education requirements for a high school GED prior to any such interviews.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  38. Jane (Minnesota)

    If she ever hopes to convince anyone outside of her base that she is Presidential material, she will have to. But if she goes into it with the idea that she controls the entire content of the interview like she's controlling the content of her reality show, then she won't gain the credibility she needs. I imagine she will just pick up her toys and leave if she can't have control.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  39. Jim in Alabama

    Who cares Jack? She's going to show her ignorance and unpreparedness to lead this country as President no matter who she interviews. I just hope the American people are smarter than her and see through her.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  40. steve - virginia beach

    This is what makes you guys the far-left media and is why so many have flocked elsewhere. She gave a classic Obama-style answer and was vilified for it. Yet Obama was the anointed one while chronically doing the same thing. No, she shouldn't do another OCuric interview and apparently not with you, either.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  41. Bill (Tacoma) WA.

    Palin can't be afraid of Katie's question if she expect to become president. This was a test, and palin failed; she needs to retake it. Yes, she should prepare herself and redo the interview. The many interviews that she does on fox does not count.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  42. jasper

    YES. Every American needs to the chance to hear Palin be questioned on policy, and there are at least a couple million who only watch CBS. If she's smart, she'll do an interview on every network.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  43. Thomas J

    If she ignores Couric because she couldn't answer a question intelligently or sensibly, then she'll have to avoid everyone who interviewed her, that is the ones who didn't give her the question's beforehand.

    Thomas Holgate, Ohio

    November 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  44. Rob

    here's Katie's first question: Since you claim to be an expert on the Constitution, can you name any parts of the Bill of Rights, after your obvious favorite the Second Amendment. But between now and 2012 just remember Barnum's advice the noone has ever gone broke underestimating the stupidity of the public.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  45. keith in ky

    There's no reason to,nobody watches Couric anyway!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  46. Donald in CA

    No, unless she gets smarter. Couric is class, educated and all the things that palin lack. The question should be should Couric interview palin.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  47. Nancy, Tennessee

    I sure hope Katie doesn't give us any more of that nonsense. It sounds like Palin was on something. That mess of a statement goes well beyond a bit of nerves. I have heard people that they have locked up behind bars that make more sense than that. Palin needs to go back to Alaska and take her daughter who can't dance with her. The Palins have invaded our air space much like the Salahis who came to dinner uninvited.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  48. Lucy

    Absolutely! We need someone to ask her questions she doesn't want asked.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  49. Anthony from Swedesboro, NJ

    Palin , like her tea party marauders and candidates, will vilify the press and run like hell away from them. Her following will consider her besieged by the voracious media and chant "run Sarah,run" for the presidency and from the press.The Fourth Estate to her is biased and corrupt and only Fox is fair and balanced. She'll conduct her own candidacy from the safe confines of Glenn Beck's blubbering.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  50. Elwood, South Carolina

    Yes but only if Katic agrees not to ask any trick questions like "What newpapers or magazines do you read?".

    November 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  51. SCCI

    I think most people understand that politics is about being able to get people to believe what you're saying. This clip shows that she should not be allowed to talk period on anything important. Dye her hair blond and put her on a beach already!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  52. Dennis Gaunt

    Absolutely. Maybe then her total lack of qualification for the presidency will be even more apparent.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  53. Ross, Planet Earth

    Ms. Palin adds as much meaning to US advancement in the world as any other person that can manage to get airwaves to advertise her personna. She is no less of a human with an ignorance to her as the president that we are now experiencing...let her tell Katie Couric to suck an egg!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  54. Adm Ackbar

    Of course not she might ask this question.

    Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a
    world map. Why do you think this is?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  55. Liz, Laurel, MD

    Why do you want to punish Katie Couric?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  56. Elaine

    Sarah Palin is dangerous to herself not alone think about running for President. If I was Miss Couris, I wouldn't waste my time in interviewing the wacko!!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  57. Myq - Alabama

    If "mama grizzly" runs for president, she should definitely face the media, and she should return to CBS and tell Katie what the heck she meant in that babble session, maybe she's learnt a thing or two about what the president of the United States job entails, and one of them is def. not looking out your window and seeing Russia...lol

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  58. clint, Wa.

    Yes, with Obama as the Interrupter.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  59. Chas

    Katie Couric is yesterdays news. Sarah Palin IS the FUTURE. Get used to it.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  60. Renee Peoria,Ill

    Of course not. She can't afford to agree to an interview with anyone who isn't already skewed in her favor. She doesn't have the brains to hold her own against anybody with an I.Q. higher than Forrest Gump.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  61. Mike A.

    Absolutely Jack.... Katie Couric is a well educated journalist much like yourself and rest of your team at CNN. She asked a simple question that a presient must be able to address.... Even Barbara Bush agrees that Mrs. Palin should stay in Alaska.....God help us if Sarah Palin is required to make a real decision on a real issue....

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  62. Greg Robert

    Of course not. She quit the governor's job didn't she? Now she's quitting Katie. It's in her blood.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  63. Bob in NY

    She should agree to an interview with YOU, Jack! Set a new record for hits on Youtube.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  64. Pete from Tarrytown,NY

    I hope she does and I know what Couric's 1st question will be.

    "Ms. Palin, What newspapers and magazines have you have read since our last interview?"

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  65. Craig Parkman

    I would hope that "anyone" running for President would be glad to be interviewed by any of the major news channnels, including CBS's Katie Couric. Once again, Sarah Palin proves the old cliche, "If you can't stand the heat, you shouldn't be in the kitchen."

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  66. Gil.

    If I were Palin I would'nt waste my time on Kouric.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  67. Kris

    Absolutely! Let the world see how truly stupid (and yes, that really is the best word in the dictionary to describe her) she is. Katie Couric is more than capable at displaying to the world the devilish side of that evil woman.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  68. Pam from Iowa

    Absolutely! If she cannot handle the heat from mainstream media reporters, she wouldn't be able to handle the heat in a national or world crisis. Stay out of the White House kitchen, and stay in Alaska baking cookies, Sarah; it's too hot for you.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  69. Harris Craft

    "What newspapers or magazines do you read?" is a trick question only if one is as stupid as Sara Palin.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  70. Carlos Mingeli

    Not if she wants to win the election. We all know how unqualify she is to be President, if she agrees to do another interview with Couric it will be another loss election, Maybe Katie Couric should run for President, obviously she seems more up to date with current situation in our country.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  71. Ralph Spyer

    No way ,Katie Couric is part of that main stream media, Saran Palin is one of us . She a red,white,and blue American: she is no intellectual,but she does have common sense.We don:t want the best or the brightest Americans want the willing and the loyal.She is for the easy solutions to every problem ,neat, plausible, and wrong.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  72. Tom

    You betya...twice. And McCain should have to sit there a watch it...he created this abomination.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  73. Ibrahim Salau, CT

    Absolutely, Sarah Palin needs to have interview whith all media including CBS' Catie Couric. She can not continue to hide under the twitter world. She needs to redeem herself especially on Katie Couric.

    Ibrahim Salau

    November 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  74. Greg the Crucian

    Hell Yes! Wy Not. If she is scared to talk to Katie, how will she deal with questions posed during a presidential debate. How will she deal with other heads of states? come on Ms. Sarah Palin, quit being a chicken and just give us the laugh we all deserve!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  75. Connor

    If she does terrible on Katie Couric's show, what makes you think she won't show here imbecility on CNN, MSNBC, or any other network. I can tell you if I ever run for public office, I won't hire the McCain campaign team. It's as if they threw a dart at a list of names for his running mate.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  76. Vish Ayengar

    Jack, if Sarah Palin is not able to face Katie Couric, she is not fit to be anywhere near the White House. She should go back to Alaska and bake cookies.

    Wappingers Falls NY

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  77. Sandra Blackford

    Heaven forbid! I would vote for Katie Couric any day over Sarah Palin. Ms. Palin has never been able to coherently answer any question the press has asked her. I would love to see Katie interview her again, however, Sarah Palin has a history of running away from anyone who is more intelligent (that would not be hard to do) or disagrees with her.

    I cannot think of anything more distressing than Sarah Palin as our President!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  78. Georges

    Palin doesn't have to agree to an interview with Couric, But in my eyes she would be a coward. Your a public figure in the public eye and sometimes you may have to answer tough questions.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  79. Jeff

    No, she should do an interview with Simon Cowell. I'd love to hear her response when he says "Does it matter that people voted for your daughter even though she's a bit hefty, and can't dance?"

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  80. John Ericson

    Only Sarah Palin could make Katie Couric seem like a heavyweight.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  81. Tom Gallub

    Another interview with Katie? I would think she would avoid anything that can't be scripted by her screenwriters oops speechwriters. Maybe she can just give exclusive rights to the Fox Network, where the commentators can ask all the right questions. For balance, perhaps the occasional spontaneous interview with Rush.
    Get real Jack... this babe isn't going to do anything any more that will show her true(sic) capabilities. She will be manipulated like the cheap puppet she is, manicured and preened like a fifth grader in a school play You betcha!.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  82. Ken in NC

    I think the proper question should be if Katie Couric would be willing to lower her journalistic standards so as to allow her to interview Half Gov. Palin again.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  83. Nancy

    Of course, Sarah Palin should grant an interview with Katie Couric, just as she should grant an interview with any news reporter. The people of the United States opinions on any candidate are formed, based on questions posed to them and their unprepared response. I want to see the intelligence, or lack of, all government candidates.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  84. Steve

    If the media allows Palin to get away with that they have no guts. If she refuses, then all media should ban her from any exposure on their news networks....heck, they should be banning her now just out of principle

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  85. Jean in Ohio

    Yes. However, Couric is much smarter than Palin will ever be, so maybe it should be "Couric for President".

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  86. Girl Raised in the South

    No, she should not "repudiate" an interview with Katie.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  87. Nashville Real Estate Blog

    I don't think any republican should take to CBS, biased reporting has made them irrelevant. You can look at the ratings of the CBS news and see what most of think about Katie.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  88. ct

    president? i dont know how sarah palin became a leader of anything! her best bet would be to isolate herself from all media except TLC they seem to be working out quite nicely for her. america didnt want her as a vice president and im sure as hell they dont want her as president in 2012. stick to your "reality" tv shows sarah your not fooling me!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  89. T J Brown

    Katie looks down on most people with great disdain. I don't know why anyone would want to be interviewed by her, let alone someone Katie has zero respect for.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  90. Flyingwolf, Manchester NH

    Yes, she should do a Katie Couric interview as well as an interview with anyone else who wants to pin her down to what she really wants to do for the country and how she would be able to accomplish those actions–including Conan Obrien and and the guys from Comedy Channel.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  91. Jeremiah Pepin

    I believe she should agree to it. If she can not stand behind her ideals and if she doesn't know how to respond to a question with such a big issue she doesn't need to be in an interview.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  92. Tiny

    If she wants to embarrass herself once more, I think it would be a great idea besides it would great for us to have a president who thinks they know what they're doing.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  93. Pat. Virginia

    Yes of course she should let Katie interview her. That is right after Katie convinces the majority of the American public that she is a non biased news reporter who is not pushing a political agenda. She may have a hard time convincing middle America she is only interested in reporting the news fairly.


    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  94. Harris Craft

    Absolutely. She should not shy away from an opportunity to demonstrate how much she has learned since the initial debacle,

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  95. cindy

    Yes, she should be interviewed by Katie if she has even one working brain cell left after using up so many in her lame run with Senator McCain. And if Americans vote her president my husband and I will pack up and take our self-made millions out of the US economy and move somewhere else, far, far away...any suggestions?

    Denver Colorado

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  96. emil

    If a public figure refuses to be interviewed by a high-caliber journalist, she is either afraid of something, or is hiding something(s), or both!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  97. madhuri , New Jersey

    She should agree to be interviewed by anyone and everyone!! I also say she should agree to be on Jon stewart too. ha ha!! and entertain us a bit. Well can't wait to see all the entertainment in store for the Americans. I still can't believe there's a portion who actually like her.. Who are these people?? Are they really americans ?? I wonder ... coz if they are they would want better for their country.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  98. Andi

    I believe a better idea would be for Katie Couric to moderate a debate between Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. This gets away from an environment where Sarah Palin might accuse the media for picking on her as another woman will also be asked the tough questions. It should also serve to show women that there are viable, intelligent female contenders and encourage women to continue to be involved .

    November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  99. Patrick

    To me it won't really matter if she accepts an interview with Katie, I won't be able to see it because I will have relocated my family to Canada if Palin was to become President. How could she sit back silently while her 16 year old uses homophobic slurs on Facebook, while our country is seeing unprecedented suicides from social bullying, by kids in Palin's daughter's age group? She is such a coward I would pack my family up and leave this country in heartbeat if she even threatens to run for President.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  100. Karen

    Sarah Palin is much too smart to give Katie Couric onother interview.
    If she could get a non-biased interview I believe she would. You and I
    both know that's not going to happen. It's too bad the press didn't treat President Obama the same way they treated Sarah Palin. If they
    had he probably would never have been elected. I believe Sarah Palin is much more qualified than President Obama to be President.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  101. Richmond Garrick

    If Sarah Palin runs, she should definitely agree to an interview with Couric or any correspondent apart from Fox TV. She needs to prove that she is qualified to be president by responding with competence to relevant questions for the office. Posing these popular figures for public office and getting them to evade questions would ultimately land incapable people there and thus reducing the calibre of the American Presidency.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  102. Catherine Berryhill

    Of course. She should have absolutely nothing to hide from Americans.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  103. Vanessa

    Katie Couric should only agree to interview Sarsah Palin when she is President Sarah Palin. An interview under any other circumstance would only be a waste of Katie's time.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  104. Roma

    Ofcourse she should agree to the Couric interview! This way Americans can see how truly inexperienced she truly is. She won't be able to become president by turning down interviews from all networks except FOX! If she actually becomes president in 2012, I am moving to a different country.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  105. Antoine of Michigan

    Silly Sarah will only say yes to the media and interviews that she can manipulate to her best interest. She only whines and attacks the lamestream media when it exposes her ignorance and how unfit she she is to be President of the USA. Otherwise, she loves the cameras and attention to make stump speeches with no solutions of her own. Let's talk about her short tenure as Governor and what she accomplished as a half-term governor and mayor of the small hamlet of Wasilia. Hopefully, she's located the Russian border with her binoculars.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  106. Michael

    She will never get the chance . Do you think the billionaires writing checks to the Republicans will continue with her in charge ? But then again she might be the diversion they need to steal the rest of our money ...

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  107. Anne, Washington

    Yes, if Sarah Palin can't get through an interview with Katie Couric how does she ever think that she could be President. What an embarrassment this country would suffer.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  108. Matt

    If Palin can't handle another interview with Couric and or is afraid of "trick questions" by a less than capable journalist such as Couric, then how does she intend to handle conversations with world leaders that may challenge her position and policy? Her comment about Couric only further validates that she has no business even considering a run for the Presidency.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  109. Bev Doyle

    Sara Palin is the new original real citizen who has the guts to face the sour media. Frustrated people who do not understand economics or politics.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  110. Tiny

    If she wants to embarrass herself once more, I think it would be a great idea besides it would be great for us to have a president who thinks they know what they're doing.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  111. Mary Booker

    Yes. A coward runs from the media. She ran away from her duties in Alaska. Remember. Can you imagine her talking to heads of states around the world. God forbid, Jack, that scares the hell out of me!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  112. Katherine Hayes


    Yes, Sarah should agree to an interview so that the American and World public can see – and hear – what a flaming idiot she is. I have seen trained monkeys with better social and verbal skills than that woman! I hope she is on the ticket because she will get EATEN ALIVE. The Republicans are [probably] hoping that she will dance into the sunset with Bristol tonight!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  113. Janet Ray, Cache, Oklahoma

    Katie Couric should not waste her time, talent, and professionalism as a journalist on a person like Sarah Palin who says nothing when she does reply–just a lot of words that don't have ANY MEANING WHATSOEVER!!!!!How did she EVER get in the limelight???????????

    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  114. Marty Welt

    Frankly it doesn't matter if Palin agrees to another interview with Couric or not. It is clear that she doesn't have substantive knowledge on any political issues of the day. Palin relies on what her handlers tell her to say. I appreciated the interview Palin did with Couric in 2008 since it demonstreated just how shallow Palin really is.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  115. JackieinDallas

    She should, but probably won't, Jack. She cannot control the questions that a REAL reporter will ask, even a soft one like Katie Couric. She cannot hide the fact that she doesn't speak in complete sentences or complete thoughts, doesn't have any knowledge about the most pressing issues of our nation, and that she knows absolutely nothing about international affairs. Reporters NOT from Fox will ask pressing questions like, "how can you explain that when you took over as Mayor of Wasilla, their budget was in the black, and when you left, they were $6 million in the red - and you had a new home?"

    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  116. Val Stayskal

    Frankly speaking, I believe Sarah does not owe Katie Couric a thing. Just reviewing that clip, and remembering Couric's hateful "gotcha vs betcha' look on her face during the interview makes me ill.

    I for one have never watched Katie Couric since then. I was a fan of Couric's until then. She alone, truly, well aside from Rachel Maddow and Keith Oldermann, truly tainted my view of Media's unbias reporting. I will never alllow the media to alter my opinion of any potential elected official again. Couric's interview was truly a 'witchhunt' back then.

    So, No! Sarah should not give Couric the time of day should she decide to run for President.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  117. Bill Klatt

    Sarah's Going To Have To, Don't You Think?! I Mean, Everybody Else Does! Plus, Sarah Should Have Many More With All The Other Ones, Too! All Sarah Has To Do Is Be Smart & Honest! Just Tell The Truth! It Comes Out Sooner Or Later, Anyways! And If There's A Question You Don't Want To Answer, Just Say, "No Comment", Or Something Like That?! I Would Be Giving "Interviews" All Over!! Just Watch What You Say! I Know, Some Of Them Make You Mad & Nervous, But A "Mama Grizzly" "Never Promised You A 'Rose Garden'"! So Make The Best Of It, Sarah & I'm Sure You'll Come Out "Smelling Like A Rose", As Always! I Believe You Will Be Our VERY BEST PRESIDENT!! KEEP KICKING & TICKING!! Bill Klatt-Saint Joseph, MI

    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  118. Jacqueline Mongeot

    Yes, she should. Refusing that interview would be negatively interpreted. Any candidate for the Presidency should be prepared to answer question from any qualified person on his/her ability to resolve pertinent issues and to face unexpected events. He or she is taking a tough, involved test; ask any PhD who defends his/her thesis. You pass or fail.
    Jacqueline, San Diego CA

    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  119. steve - virginia beach

    Another Couric inteview? No. There's a reason why CBS still refuses to release the full tapes of that heavily edited and cropped interview. Politicians should limit their serious interviews to actual journalists.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  120. Doug

    How can you ask me to comment on if Sarah Palin should do an interview with Couric? That's not even the point... Palin is a lost puppy and if she is even nominated to be the republican candidate it will the the media's misdirection of the facts that will be the cause. Just like your question. The big issue is Palin running for president.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  121. Lovie

    Yes,yes, a resounding yes. I don,t know who is scarier...her or her supporters. Can you imagine Palin leading a military strike in Korea???!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  122. Bob Crawford

    No, Couric is too biased to be objective, and thus provide the audience with a fair exchange during the interview!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  123. Steve, Sarasota, FL

    No way. She should talk to a real journalist, not a recycled morning- show host with an liberal agenda.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  124. david bidlack

    who cares if she interviews with anyone! two years of her being in the news will make 5 years of her in the news . everyone will be so tired of her high pitched voice, her very shallow opinions and her slogans by the next election they will vote for anyone else just to get her to go away. she does not like interviews of any kind because she does not have big enough hands to write the facts about an issue let along the answers to the questions

    November 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  125. Deb in NY

    If Katie Couric scares her, how does she plan on conversing with foreign governments such as Russia or Iran? I love Katie Couric. Too bad Palin is trying to paint a bad picture of her just because she was unable to cite one Supreme Court ruling she disagrees with, unable to give her the name of one newspaper she reads, and sputters out sentence fragments & incoherent babble. Kudos to Katie, we love you!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  126. colleen, vienna , Va.

    Of course, but it won't matter, she is being preped for policy questions. This is a women wihout the ability to speak on anything of substance that might require an original thought. More importantly than an interview with Katie is "Are the voters listening to her everyday"
    She is a loose cannon, imagine her dealing with North Korea?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  127. Beverly G

    No, she might just answer one or more questions in a way that would give voters the idea that she had a lick-of-sense and that mistaken idea could be a disaster for our country.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  128. Brenda


    First she should not run. She a flaky, scary lady who has no idea what being the President of this complex country is all about. Her platform is empty words. We all no that reducing taxes, repealing health care and cut 'federal' spending are just buzz words for her supporters. Imagine her negotiating a nuclear arms treaty with Iran, Russia and Israel. on and on I could rant.

    Now should she run she MUST interview with all the major network and cable news anchors. I mean all of them. And she should participate in debates (several) with these anchors as moderators. She can be crude and hateful with a smile. I want her feminize, low balls at male competitors in the debates cut off and calls out. It cannot be made a war of the sexes and on who can cry out the best slogans with nothing to put behind them that is practical and do-able by the Congress.

    I think if the Republicans want to see a mobilization of Obama's grassroots campaign volunteer, she should run. We can defeat her.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  129. Scott

    Yes, I think that Sarah Palin should agree to an interview with Katie Couric. Due to her performance in 2008, I think she should agree to an interview with anyone that requests one. No one can be confident that she would be any kind of a competent leader after her inadequacies showed through in that race.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  130. Steve

    Katie Couric has no objectivity when it comes to politics. She views the people of this country through elitist, high-brow eyes. The intent of her first interview with Sarah Palin was clear to anyone with discernment. That being to discredit and embarass her. It had nothing to do with helping this country out to determine whether or not she was a credible candidate. The people of this country would rather embrace a humble, thoughtful and less than perfect person than a haughty journalist with subjective intent. Sarah Palin owes Katie Couric no time. It would be a waste of valuable time.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  131. Derick Burgher

    Of course not! She should only do "softball" interviews on the Faux News Channel. What really frightens me is that this knucklehead is even being taken seriously for a run at the Presidency!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  132. Mary McGuire

    Why interview with "Catty" Couric. Who watches her? The only time I have watched was when she interviewed Sarah Palin. I stopped watching her long ago. Her limousine life makes my skin crawl. Her manipulation of the information is an insult to my intelligence. I just do no't believe her. I think she is an old windbag.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  133. Dave Morris

    I would definately vote to elect S. Palin to Presicency of the Ladies Home Garden Society. The garbage she is spewing definately makes her highly qualified as the most obnoxious mouth of the year.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  134. Andrew Volpe

    Well Jack Palin would rather have all her interviews conducted only by fox,Katie would leave poor Sarah in the intellectual dust!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  135. Ray

    She should GIRLY UP and agree to an immediate interview with Katie. A stump could have given better answers to Katie's interview. Sarah should really stick to beating Halibut to death on reality TV, I was really surprised that she didn't pull out a gun and shoot the Halibut since the big ones are called shooters. She could have shot the bottom out of the boat and that would have been real been reality.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  136. Mark in Maryland

    Jack, I hope Palin would agree to another Couric interview, it would be very beneficial for the democratic party. But I imagine she will stay away from any intelligent, centrist or liberal leaning journalists, for risk of being humiliated as she was in the first Couric encounter.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  137. Sylvia

    Does it matter?? There are millions out there with little brain power just like Sarah Palin and they will vote for her. They only listen to hate media and are totally uninformed of the truth. They don't care as they are the uneducated with tunnel vision. The possibility of Bristol winning the dance competition even though she is a second rate dancer is proof of the many second rate citizens that exist in the red states. When did Bristol become a star by the way? Isn't she just the star of unwed mothers whose parents claim Christain values. What a disservice John McCain did to America!! Even Babara Bush says Sarah should stay in Alaska! Way ta/go Barbara.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  138. Rob Chaffee from Honolulu

    Does anyone still watch CBS and Katie Couric? Sarah Palin has better reporters with larger audiences that she can choose from
    to grant an interview. The major broadcast networks and some cable news networks have lost some great reporters. Good unbiased reporters have moved on from the lame stream media outlets!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  139. Daniel Holloway

    Jack, if I were in Sarahs' camp I would welcome a rematch. No, I would require it before i took another step with this candidate wanna-be. She represented herself horribly at that interview. Reading the transcript only accentuated how incredibly inept for the office she was at that time.
    If she wants to impress me, she needs to step back up to the plate and ' woman-up' . Either way, we need to have her face the full spectrum of the public stage so that we can either embrace her because of her new found brillance or put her to rest for once and for all. No more befuddlement for me....thank you anyway.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  140. Kathy Saunier

    I say, and I think I speak for most Americans when I say that when Sarah Palin shores up on her knowledge of governmental issues then maybe she can, ya know, sit with Katie for another interview. Sarah should look at the interview as an opportunity, not a scary thing. It also has to be about Dancing With The Stars. One in three dancers will be voted off tonight. This all falls under the umbrella of job creation. If Bristol keeps dancing, that keeps one more Teen Advocate employed and I think that keeps Americans on the right track. So, yes, she should definitely have another interview with Katie Couric if she runs for President so we can reign in healthcare issues.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  141. Bob


    First I would ask if it is time consuming for a well educated person like Katie to interview a person like Palin, a waste of time,money, shameful and insulting to all the educated women of Americans.
    She ( Palin) should be completely ignored from the media, including the CNN.

    Ontario Canada

    November 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  142. Dennis

    We should not be mad or angry or frustrated at Sarah Palin's qualifications (or lack thereof) to be president. Blame Senator McCain for opening the Palin Pandora box. She is obviously not bright enough to read newspapers or regurgitate facts and figures as she so demonstrated with Katie Couric 2 years ago.
    If Ms. Palin does decide to run, she will indeed have to face Katie Couric again or Ms. Palin will be labeled a coward. Momma Grizzlies are not cowards.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  143. Cathy Simandl

    Of course she should agree to an interview with Katie Couric is she runs for president in 2012. It isn't acceptable as a presidential candidate to opt out of an interview with Katie Couric because you embarrassed yourself in a prior interview. She is just not qualified to be president.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  144. Linda in Arizona

    Why are you still taking her seriously? What part of "SHE'S AN IDIOT" do you not understand?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  145. Andrew Smythe, Houston, Texas

    If Palin refuses to speak to any reporter, then no reporter should grant her an interview. If you're running for public office, you don't get to pick who asks the questions..

    November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  146. Maria Toromanova

    Absolutely! I would love to see Sara Palin on Real Time with Bill Maher!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  147. Hayden In Jonesboro, AR

    I say it's up to her... when it comes to media she says she reads "all of them" As for the interview, give her a break, The First Amendment gives all the right to make no sense at

    November 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  148. george w. robertson

    That clip you just played just continues to remind me what a total idiot Sarah Palin is. I thought poor Katie was either going to fall asleep or here eyes were going to roll right up into herhead from the glazed position they were in. If Sarah Palin is any kind of force in 2012 then Obama has my vote. George in Kentucky

    November 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  149. Jay in Scottsdale Az

    According to Sarah Palin's latest rantings, Job Creation and the way forward may be linked to American Idol and Dancing with the Stars... Maybe this time she will sit down with Dianne Sawyer, as she should, but alas, the results will surely be the same. Another SNL parody in the making.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  150. Wayne Gotsch

    Of course she should! No candidate should exclude any major interview. Just because she provided a rambling comment to a loaded question before is no reason to avoid an interview. Her message last time was there but fuzzy. Her message was that a stimulus package should be about jobs and about the economy – something, as it turns out, the package was ill designed to do.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  151. mslayo

    The larger question is when is media as a whole going to go beyond covering Palin's PR stunts and actually start doing strong investigative reporting on Palin's tenure as Governor and beyond. It's as if Palin is able to dazzle the media with her "dumb blonde" ways and no one has truly examined if she truly has the capacity to be president of the U.S. She wants to run for president - fine - then she should be taken through the same ringer as any other politician looking to be the leader of the free world. I challenge the media to do their job and cover the entire story instead of just covering Palin's well-planned and well-financed PR stunts.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  152. Antoine of Michigan

    Hey Jack!

    If Sarah declines Katie's interview, let Bristol do it. She seems to be as bright as her mom when it comes to manipulating the lamestream media to win her votes on DWTS and she's not even a star. Now that's brilliant. At least they have something in common; Using TV audiences to promote their personal agenda on reality shows. I guess father Todd is next, a reality show on snowbiling.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  153. Spads

    Palin for President? My God we are down to complete jackasses for leadership choices and so many are just sucking it up like candy. I have lost my confidence in American self government. I’m moving to Germany.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  154. Dodie

    Palin for president? You must be joking me!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  155. Dot, Seattle

    Palin doesn't want another interview with Katie Couric because she's scared that Katie will ask her some more questions that she can't answer, like "What's two plus two?" Or "How many letters are there in the word 'cat'?"

    November 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  156. Tam

    She should – must – be available for interviews with the mainstream media. Yes, she must be prepared - PREPARED – to answer normal, difficult questions. We need to see how and what she thinks - on the spot - with no wires, no notes on her palm. She has to show us she is bright, intelligent, educated. worldly. If she can't, get out of the kitchen, as Truman said! Uh, Truman, that was an American President back in the 1940s. Just in case...

    November 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  157. Don

    Sarah Palin is afraid of the big bad wolf (Katie Couric). Imagine if she has to face Kim Jong Il or Mahmoud Ahmadiniejad. Lions and tigers and bears oh my!! She is the laughing stock on the world stage. Get real Sarah, go home. Fools do not get to be Commander in Chief. Wake up America!!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  158. Tam

    Steve - if someone is embarrassed because she can't answer normal questions, that's her problem, not the interviewer's. How many newspapers and magazines do you read? All of them, too?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  159. Dodie

    You would not place a person who has never sailed at the helm of a racing sailing boat. The woman who could not tell us what newspaper she read! The woman who could see Russia from her back porch and now knows International politics! The Hockey Mom! Please, do not make me laugh! I wonder if the world is laughing or gasping regarding theconcept of Palin for president.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  160. Andi - Canada

    It would be so refreshing to see a debate that centers on the top three issues identified by the American people during the last mid term elections. First topic: What is your blueprint to creating jobs?

    Let each participant ( say Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton) give their ideas and then have the moderator (say Katie Couric) challenge ambiguities ... I am still waiting to see that the American public has been heard ... televised discussion should be around ideas for improvement around the main issues and not the continued verbal insults being flung between the political parties. Will a leader please stand up?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  161. Greg Turman


    If Katie & CBS are still around in 2012, Sarah for sure should offer to be on the Katie show. Sarah could boost Katie's ratings, keeping her out of the fast growing government soup line.

    Also, Sarah could ask Katie what she did with HER Bush tax cut for the wealthy !!!

    Gregory Turman

    November 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  162. Spads

    I never thought that the republican party could top George W Bush, then they bring out Palin. Whats next, Lou Costello?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  163. Thomas

    Who cares? We know what she is going to say anyway. Why bother with an interview?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  164. Humama

    Sure, let Katie interview her. Sarah Palin is already a laughingstock... she couldn't even finish her term as governor of Alaska. Why would anyone even suggest she run for our nation's highest office? Sarah Palin is not even qualified to serve as a dog catcher... and my apologies to all the dog catchers of America!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  165. E Connelly

    No, not unless she really wants to. Katie Couric is way too liberal and no one in their right mind would sit down with her and do an interview. You could not pay me enough to sit and talk to her. For cripe's sake. She is in her early 50s and is dating a 20 something boy toy. I cannot take someone like that seriously, that's like listening to Cher pontificate.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  166. Tam

    Are we in the same universe? Asking if a supposed presidential candidate should be interviewed by a member one of the three main TV news stations? Up to now, has there ever been a candidate for anything who did not do interviews? What has McCain and this teabag movement created? How can anyone be considered for any public office, local or national, if that person is not ready to think and answer on his/her feet, off-the-cuff, whatever is asked?! Has America gone completely stupid and insane?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  167. Pete from Tarrytown,NY

    I don't know who she should or shouldn't be interviewed by but one thing is clear to me. The media must believe there is something to her. I mean, you wouldn't be giving her so much valuable air time if there was nothing there would you? Would you?

    If she does give Couric an interview I know what Katie's 1st question will be. " Ms Palin, What newspapers and magazines have you read since our last interview?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  168. dennis in minneapolis minnesota

    Doesn't really matter does it? Sooner or later she'll have to show up for a debate against people, whoever they are, with some knowledge. They'll make her look like the fool she is. I have no doubt she is in some way well-intentioned. Underneath all that money grubbing, I would rank her above downright malicious. But lets be real, she doesn't even come close to knowing how to govern a country. Can we please stop electing public speakers and start electing economists?!?!?!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  169. Sam Dallas

    It doesn't matter to me at all. Outcome of such interview will not alter her extreme rightwing views and opinions. Besides, Couric may be forced to stoop low to her level in order not to attract rightwing attacks.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  170. George

    The hell with the Katie Couric interview! The real joy would be...as in if it could realy happen. Watching her debate the President,that interview is meaningless if she cant effectively debate on the global stage. If anything another one of these Couric encounters might save the American public,especially her supporters from watching her get chewed up.....Again

    November 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  171. Gary

    Why should she interview with Katie when she can interview with her hard charging cohorts at Fox Entertainment. They can ask the tough questions like-what model rifle do you use.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  172. Lisa

    Of course Sarah Palin should agree to an interview from Katie Couric. Katie has worked hard to be an ANCHOR of a major news network, and Sarah should work hard to be President. Why shouldn't she sit down with her? If she can talk to any of those wanna be journalists from FOX, she should be able to sit down with at least a REAL journalist.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  173. jean2009

    This woman's voice has the same effect on me as someone scratching their fingernails up and down a blackboard.

    Although I have hardly ever agreed with Barbara Bush, for once she and I see this incredible unqualified woman for what she is...not presidential material.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  174. Dodie

    Sarah Palin's hypocrisy, is akin to a politician who would cut down a 2,000 year old sequoia tree in order to mount the stump so she could preach for conservation of forests, Sequoia trees and the “Christian Fundamentalist right!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  175. Eileen Reno

    I have not watched Katie Couric since the Palin interview. In my opinion Couric is a snake. So who cares she lost one viewer. But it feels good to air it.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm |