Sarah Palin interviewed by Katie Couric

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Sarah Palin’s CBS Interview will make you really uncomfortable. She can’t effectively get the point across, and the result is a little bit like watching someone with stage fright in the early episodes of American Idol. Some Obama supporters will likely regard this tape with glee, as Couric is so polite and sweet that McCain’s camp won’t be able to blame Palin’s inarticulateness on press bullying. It made us just feel queasy and kind of sorry for her. — — New York Magazine

What Sarah Palin should do next time she’s interviewed. Now that she’s been on TV a few times, there’s enough source material to see what she’s doing well—and what she could do better. We asked a few professional media trainers—people who get paid to coach TV guests—to analyze Palin’s performances and offer a few tips — Slate



Is Palin Qualified? Obama’s Not Saying. Senator Barack Obama said in a television interview on Sunday that voters -– not he -– would have to judge whether they believe Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is qualified to serve as vice president. — New York Times


Beliefs and the Church

Another reason to seriously fear Sarah Palin. “Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago—about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct—the teacher said.” — Gawker

Very Bizarre ‘Holy Laughter Annointing’ Theology at Sarah Palin’s Juneau church. ‘Third wave’ sermons supported by religious leaders at Juneau Christian Church, include “uncontrollable laughter, weeping, shrieking.” — Alternet

The End Times and Sarah Palin. Yes, she believes in them. Of course she believes in them. Her former pastor believes that Alaska will be the refuge for the faithful in the lower 48 states when the Rapture comes. She is a Biblical literalist who denies evolution – who has to deny evolution – to remain in her church. She believes – because she has to believe – that the earth was created 6,000 years ago. And she believes that the Apocalypse will start in the Middle East. — The Atlantic (includes video)