If Page Six is to be believed, Sarah Palin's "second big interview" will come next week, when the Republican vice presidential nominee will travel with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. (Ha ha, apparently Sean Hannity's interview doesn't count as "big," even within News Corporation.) It remains to be seen whether Couric will lay Palin embarrassingly bare as ABC's Charlie Gibson did last week. But just scoring the sit-down adds to the evidence Couric is mounting a sort of comeback from the dark days five months ago when she was said to be leaving CBS. A summary of Couric's oh-so-modest recent victories:
- Palin get.
- David Carr's friendly "I'm sorry" column in the Monday Times.
- Catching Cindy McCain not knowing what Roe v. Wade is.
- Finds Michael Dukakis at the Democratic National Convention, gets the former presidential candidate to apologize for letting George Bush win.
- Avoids random fights with her coworkers like Keith Olbermann.
- The iconic sexism chat with America, which even John McCain tries to sample.
This doesn't really add up to a real return for Couric, but would certainly earn her "leaving on a high note" status if she should hypothetically want to leave her anchor job sometime soon!