Palin Whiffs Again in Couric Interview

Cheerfully confident governor was rambling, incoherent on bailout
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2008 11:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Palin had better hope the nation was too distracted with the economic crisis to pay attention to her interview with Katie Couric the last two nights, James Rainey writes in the Los Angeles Times. Palin seemed bewildered, offering rambling sidewinder answers when asked about the bailout plan, tossing in everything from health care to tax reform “in fruitless pursuit of coherence,” writes Rainey.

Rainey notes her combination of "unblinking certitude" and "striking imprecision." In attempting to defend her claim of Russian expertise, she said Alaska and Russia had "trade missions back and forth," which she said were "very important" to national security. “As Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where, where do they go? It's Alaska,” asserted Palin, which is either a flub or breaking news of heretofore unreported Russian aggression, Rainey notes.