Fox News Snags Palin’s First Post-Debate Interview
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin raised some eyebrows during Thursday’s debate when she said would like to do more forums “without the filter of the mainstream media telling viewers what they have just heard.”
Some took this as an indication that the she intends to abandon the high-profile interviews that have proved unhelpful to her cause, to say the least.
Fox News announced that Carl Cameron interviewed Palin this morning, and the network will air bits and pieces of the interview throughout the day.
Now that she has a relatively successful performance under her belt, the big question is:
Will she be able to maintain the poise and confidence she displayed last night in a one-on-one interview, or will she revert to the shaky, meandering person we saw in the Katie Couric interview?
UPDATE: The first segment just aired, and Palin offered some harsh criticism for Couric.
“Honestly, the Sarah Palin in those interviews was a little bit annoyed, because it’s like, ‘Many, no matter what you say, you’re going to get clobbered. If you choose to answer a question, you’re going to get clobbered on the answer. If you choose to try to pivot and go on to another subject that Americans want to hear about, you get clobbered for that too.
“In that Katie Couric interview, I did feel that there were a lot of things that she was missing, in terms of an opportunity to ask what a V.P. candidate stands for, what the values are represented in our ticket. I wanted to talk about what Barack Obama increasing taxes, which will lead to killing jobs. I wanted to talk about his proposal to increase spending by another $1 trillion, some of his comments that he’s made about the war, that I think may, in my world, disqualify someone from consideration for Commander-in-Chief.”
So basically, Palin was annoyed that Couric saw that her job was to flush out for the American people more information about the character of a relatively unknown candidate for the vice presidency, and not to provide Palin with a nationally-televised forum for spouting McCain campaign talking points?