Sarah Palin brands Katie Couric interviews 'unfair'
Sarah Palin has branded 'unfair' the interviews with Katie Couric where she looked unsure at times and was pulled up by the media for refusing to name any newspaper that she read to keep her informed of current affairs. She will have won few friends in the press by now claiming that the interview was unfair because Couric asked the 'wrong questions'.
Most would agree that it's the job of journalists to ask the 'right questions' but politicians from all sides have to realise that the 'right question' from a journalistic point of view might feel very 'wrong' to them especially if it gets them hot under the collar. The politician's job is to deal with the 'wrong question' appropriatly and not complain about questions from out left field - the best can respond intuitively and turn such situations into a home run.
"Ok I'll tell you honestly the Sarah Palin in those interviews is a little bit annoyed because it's no matter what you say you are going to get clobbered," she told Fox News.
"If you choose to answer a question you are going to get clobbered on the answer. If you choose to try and pivot and go on to another subject that you believe that Americans want to hear about you get clobbered for that too."
Mrs Palin gave several interviews to the CBS News anchorwoman Katie Couric - known for her unaggressive interviewing technique - in which she struggled to answer questions about foreign and economic policy.
The interviews caused alarm among some conservative pundits, who believed the Alaska governor looked out of her depth.
Now, she has accused Mrs Couric of not asking the right questions - those that would give her an opportunity to attack the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.