Katie Couric was supposed to be a terrible overpaid diva whose terrible "soft" overhaul of the CBS evening news had dragged the network down to dead last in the ratings and whose entire career was on life support due to the poor return on investment the network was booking on her annual $15-22 million salary. But look, it turns out her flagging Q-rating has not completely robbed her of all talent and skill! Today's Times suggests this presidential campaign might rehabilitate her broken reputation. Because she gets "more interesting answers" from politicians. Like, holy shit! On Wednesday night, she interviewed Cindy McCain, and it turns out Cindy McCain does not know what Roe V. Wade is! No really, check the transcript:
Couric: And do you believe Roe V. Wade should be overturned? McCain: No. no. Couric: No. Why not? Your husband does. McCain: No. I don't think he does. Couric: He believes it should be overturned. That's what he told me, and that it should go to the states. McCain: Well, in that respect. Yes, yeah, I do. I understand what you're saying now. It's a states issue. Couric: So, you believe it should be overturned or shouldn't be overturned. McCain: I believe it's a states issue. That I do believe.
Oh dear. OH, DEAR. The campaign later clarified that Cindy McCain does not believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned, even though, you might know this already but, it was the express purpose of the Roe decision not to let abortion become a "states issue." Anyway, none of this probably matters because no one watched, CBS is still a pathetic third in the ratings, and most people on Wednesday night were busy watching Sarah Palin was yammering on about all those responsibilities she held as mayor of a town the size of a small community college to process the ignorance of anyone else associated with the McCain campaign. But Couric, ya done good. If the Sarah Palin ratings bonanza doesn't quite make up for your massive salary, at least you've reminded your colleagues in the liberal media that at the end of the
world day, we're still in this together.