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?


Filed under: 2012 Election • Katie Couric • Sarah Palin