It’s hard to understand why bi-coastal MSM libs get the reputation for being elitists, especially when they come across as so down home and folksy:
Rick Kaplan, her executive producer, says that â€œwhen sheâ€™s on the roadâ€”in Iraq with David Petraeusâ€”she has a great way with people. People like her and she likes them. There are anchors who consider being on the road a pain in the butt. She really looks for opportunities to feel the earth and touch people.â€
Thatâ€™s why Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls â€œthis great unwashed middle of the countryâ€ in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.
“Have them bathed and brought to my quarters, Kaplan!”
This is surprising… Couric didn’t seem to have any contempt for Sarah Palin whatsoever!
If Katie thinks that Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and a Jersey town a 45 minute drive from Manhattan are “middle America” she needs a geography lesson. Imagine how unwashed people in, say, Iowa and Oklahoma, would look to her! “Turn the fire hose on them Kaplan, now!”
Jim Treacher gives it right back: Katie Couric: The Great Unwatched