Sarah Palin: Katie Couric’s Newspaper Question in 2008 Was ‘Fair’


After she was tapped to be Sen. John McCain‘s (R-AZ) running mate in 2008, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stumbled when answering a question from journalist Katie Couric over which newspapers and magazines she normally reads.

“I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media,” Palin said awkwardly at the time. Asked to name specific publications, Palin responded, “All of them. Any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.”

It was a moment that gave Palin’s critics ammunition against her, portraying her as unintelligent and inept for the vice presidency. Reflecting on the incident in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Palin said it was actually a fair question, but that her answer was “crappy.”

“I didn’t like, though, the way that, forever then in these seven years, that interview has kind of been stamped on my forehead as, ‘she’s an idiot,'” Palin said. “I just think, in the context of the whole ball of wax that day — or two days — of an interview and editing, it wasn’t real fun.”

Watch the video above, via CBS.

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