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 “when she’s on the road—in Iraq with David Petraeus—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.”

That’s why Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” 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


7 Responses to “That Katie Couric Really Knows How to Win Over Middle America”

  1. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2010 4:29 pm

    "when she's on the road"

    Yes, I'm sure it's no different than when Boxcar Willie took to the road. Jim Treacher's posted Twitter exchange from "The Great Unwatched" ( un 'watched' not unwashed btw ) was hysterical!

    Survey time! The person you think would be the most fun on a Road Trip is..!

    1) Dennis Rodman ( tattoo session required )
    2) The Rolling Stones ( self explanatory )
    3) Doug P/Mashall W ( tatto not 'required', dialysis machine provided! )
    4) Ms. Perky Whatshername ( 'part' of entourage, no VIP access, must be able to lift 75lbs. )

  2. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2010 4:48 pm

    Difficult choices all ! One question about #4……would I be required to attend the press Halloween party as a zombie ? The perky one seems to have an unfair headstart !!

  3. Doug on October 27th, 2010 4:54 pm

    I'd combine 3 and 4 provided we only take Katie to country biker bars and bowling alleys and make her bong Pabst Blue Ribbon around the campfire.

  4. nannykins on October 27th, 2010 5:52 pm

    You would need Willie Nelson – cause he's got a great bus and probably some great reefer!

    You would need me too! My dad hauled Pabst Blue Ribbon for 38 years – I know every crack in the road between anywhere and Milwaukee and I can swear better than Joyless Behar! And I can talk on the CB radio too!!! Pick Me Pick Me! I want to make Katie Couric wish she never left New York City to visit the "unwashed" in fly over country!!!!

  5. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2010 6:43 pm

    Oh alriiiight, jump in!

    I noticed they now offer:

    so we can now report voter FRAUD as it happens! If I understand correctly, it's free! It'll be interesting to see how many hits they get? Even though "Paddy Power" Irish bookmaker ( thanks Doug ) is -already- paying out the Rep's will take the House, in some of these closer races ( one in Minnesota's past comes to mind? ) this could come down to tampering making all the difference?

  6. sizemorew on October 27th, 2010 8:56 pm

    I'd pay to see this if only to watch her go into epileptic fits when we pull up to the first bowling alley.

  7. OK_Loyalist on October 28th, 2010 12:25 am

    "Imagine how unwashed people in, say, Iowa and Oklahoma, would look to her! " LOL

    Edit: Flattery will get you everywhere!

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