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CBS Offers Sneak Peak of Palin on Foreign Policy

CBS has released another clip of Katie Couric’s interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Tonight’s segment will focus on foreign policy -- and judging from this

Kenzo Norman
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 25, 2008

CBS has released another clip of Katie Couric’s interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Tonight’s segment will focus on foreign policy — and judging from this clip, it’s a doozy. Take a look:

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It would be very easy to rip on Palin for twice explaining to Couric that Alaska is literally near Russia and Canada, and generally not being very coherent — but I’m really starting to feel bad for her. I remember being on the McCain campaign press bus, leaving the rally in Dayton where McCain announced she would be his running mate. There was a spirited discussion among reporters about how this obvious crapshoot would turn out for the campaign. I shared the consensus view that it would probably be a train wreck.

“I mean, he just plucked this woman out of Alaska,” I recall one reporter saying.

After several more rallies leading up to the Republican National Convention, in which I saw enormous crowds chanting Palin’s name — and then after seeing the media reaction to her RNC speech — I admit, I started to doubt my own judgment. Maybe the public was seeing something I missed.

However, it’s comforting to realize now that my instincts are sound. Clearly, many conservative Republican true-believers were looking for a reason to justify voting for McCain, whom they distrust — and Palin gives them that. But after watching her performances in one-on-one interviews, it’s hard to imagine Palin will be tipping the scales for many undecided moderates in McCain’s favor.

Kenzo Norman | Kenzo is a journalist-turned-marketer who is fascinated by how storytelling and targeted marketing can result in content that changes businesses. He is responsible for implementing inbound marketing strategies that help his clients raise brand awareness, generate leads, and gain new customers as an Account Executive. Jason enjoys reading on the beach, tracking down mono records, and playing guitar when he is not working.

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