Was Katie Couric just fooling around, or was she taking unfair swipes at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s kids?
That’s the big question after video of the “CBS Evening News” anchor, herself the mom of two daughters, leaked onto the net yesterday in which Couric makes fun of the names of Palin’s sons.
Everyone knows that politicians are fair games, but there’s usually an unspoken rule that you don’t go after their children. Still, it seems pretty clear that Couric never expected this footage to get out.
Let this be a lesson to us all: You never know who is watching you make fun of a famous person, so please lay off their kids even if they have odd names.
Continue reading to see the video and read what Couric said.
Couric is practicing a report on Sarah Palin’s family that aired shortly before the 2008 Republican National Convention.
“Where do they get these names?” Couric asks while narrating a portion about Trig, her then-infant son, and Track, her oldest. (There’s no mention of girls Piper or Willow.)
Couric later rolls her eyes at the mention of what Palin’s parents were doing when they found out their daughter was running for vice president. (Her parents were out hunting caribou, prompting Couric to say “They’re making this up.”)
This might not be a big deal if Couric and Palin didn’t have a history. Couric interviewed Palin shortly after the convention two years ago, and it did not go well for Palin. She stumbled over many of Couric’s questions.
Warning, the video’s a bit grainy. Most of the good stuff comes before the 3-minute mark.
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