It’s been rumored for a few days now that CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric‘s interview with Sarah Palin included a clip of the Governor being unable to name a single Supreme Court case. Technically, Palin fails to name a specific case that she disagrees with—-let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she’s heard of many, many Supreme Court cases with which she does agree. (Just like the many, many newspapers she can’t specify but that she totally reads).
In an interview released today, Couric asks Palin and Joe Biden essentially the same questions: “Why do you think Roe v. Wade was a good/bad decision?” and “Are there Supreme Court decisions you disagree with?” Biden answers them; Palin leaves me with a rage that I fear can only be satiated by gunning down a wild Alaskan wolf from an aircraft.
Just in case you missed it:
Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?
Palin: Well, let’s see. There’s, of course in the great history of America there have been rulings, that’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but …
Couric: Can you think of any?
Palin: Well, I could think of … any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But, you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I’m so privileged to serve, wouldn’t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.
Seriously, could Sarah Palin pass the Q-and-A portion of the Miss America pageant? Maybe this is why Palin couldn’t clinch the Miss Alaska title—-it sure wasn’t the swimsuit portion.