In Princeton Address, Couric Rips Palin, Limbaugh

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2009 5:21 PM CDT
CBS news anchor Katie Couric.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Katie Couric today delivered the Class Day speech to Princeton graduates, and posted the speech on the Huffington Post. Some highlights:

  • "I’ve been called a cougar lately in the tabloid press—today I’m very happy to be an honorary tiger! Coming here was a real no brainer! After all, I can see New Jersey from my house!" Sarah Palin, anyone?

  • "There may be some opportunities in the Republican Party. They're still looking for an effective spokesman, and the only person they can find so far is Rush Limbaugh ... and he won't take the job because he doesn't want to give up his prescription plan."
  • "And I understand Class of 54's Donald Rumsfeld has been charged with guarding the Big Cannon. I don't want to say he's taking his job too far, but he's reportedly been telling President Obama there are weapons of mass destruction hidden at Rutgers"