I forgot to post this last week. The following is a portion of an article from Irish Times, followed by the SNL sketch mocking the interview. Enjoy!
Katie Couric is an anchor with CBS News who did a lengthy interview with Palin that has since been parodied to devastating effect on Saturday Night Live by two comedians, Tina Fey (as Palin) Amy Poehler (as Couric).
In the real interview, Couric asks Palin whether it would be better to spend the $700 billion Wall Street bailout helping families cope with rising household bills, instead of giving to irresponsible bankers.
Palin answers: “That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the – it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track.”
“So healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.”