Sarah Palin is hosting the Today show tomorrow because Katie Couric is hosting Good Morning America on ABC all week.
Four years ago, Couric asked Palin a few semi-tough questions that got big publicity because they highlighted what everyone who was paying attention already knew: Palin is a not-very-smart serial liar who chokes when she’s not part of a scripted, prepared political event. For that effort, Couric won journalism prizes and was treated as the woman who ended the McCain/Palin campaign. And even though all that happened is that Couric was slightly more skeptical than E! News would be with Kim Kardashian, the event is treated like a “hold my gold” full-on catfight.
The national media reminds me of the forty year-old mother of two who corners you at a high school reunion to discuss why her frenemy Lisa screwed her out of her rightful position as captain of the cheerleading squad. They can’t remember any of the details of why we almost had another Great Depression, but they’ll take the inflection and tone of Katie’s “Which ones?” question to their graves.