In last night's CBS interview, Couric threw a softball, asking Palin to name which magazines and newspapers she reads.
Palin couldn't answer.
She couldn't even say, "Of course I've read the Alaska Daily News my whole life. They do a terrific job with both local and national issues."
Nope. Couldn't name one. Instead, she accused Couric of portraying Alaska as a foreign country.
Well, Sugartits, I've got (ahem) news for you: Most of your normal Joe six-pack Americans could have come up with a simple response about their hometown paper at the very least. I am a silly housewife in Cleveland and if you asked me that question, I'd gas on so long about KCRW podcasts and getting tangled in the Web via CNN and Politico and and and ... you'd be begging me to shut up.
Is this really happening?
To be fair, Palin held her own during questions on social issues such as homosexuality and abortion. Maybe she gets her reading materials here.
Here is the footage. The newspaper discourse is at about 3:45. The social issues start around 5:27.