Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Monday, March 26, 2007

I Hate Katie Couric

She's an idiot and her questions last night to John and Elizabeth Edwards were inane.

Were you terrified you might lose your wife?

That must have been hard once again to have to face your kids . . . That is tough. What did you say?

And I think some people wondered if you were in denial, if you were being
realistic about what you were going to be facing here.

Your decision to stay in this race has been analyzed, and quite frankly
judged by a lot of people. And some say, what you're doing is courageous, others
say it's callous

Here you're staring at possible death...

Some have suggested that you're capitalizing on this.

Even those who may be very empathetic to what you all are facing might question your ability to run the country at the same time you're dealing with a major health crisis in your family.

Can you understand their concern, though, Senator Edwards, that gosh, at a time when we're living in a world that is so complicated and so dangerous that the president cannot be distracted by, rightly so, caring about his wife's situation?

And it went on and on. How would she have reacted if someone treated Jay Monahan's cancer as a career killer and obsessed with his death? She defined them entirely by Elizabeth's illness.

What a bitch. Here's a taste:
I guess some people would say that there's some middle ground. You don't
have to necessarily stay at home and feel sorry for yourself, and do
nothing. But, if given a finite – a possibly finite period of time on the
planet – being on the campaign trail, away from my children, a lot of time,
and sort of pursuing this goal, is not, necessarily, what I'd
First of all -- it WAS exactly what she did. She worked after Jay Monahan's diagnosis and before his death -- even taking out of Country assignments.

But of course it's not HER saying these things! Nooo. It's that elusive evil strawman saying those awful things. GAWD I'm tired of that technique. "Some people . . " "A lot of people . . ." "Those who . . ."

She manipulated the interview so the Edwards' were completely defined by Elizabeth's illness. What a waste of air time.


  • At 2:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i totally agree. I can't stand KC. I turn her off whenever she comes on our TV. What in the world happened to her eyebrows? She did totally humiliate the Edwards. Unfortuneately, they are too nice to really put her in her place, but i wish someone would. Hate HER !

  • At 4:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i like wish someone would go after katie and her children. then better what about the life katie lives with her younger friends. the picture of her in a 2 piece swimsuit after all the weight lifting makes her body look more
    like a man.that was hard to write,because she was always my mother and mine favorite news person. my mother died the year of 9/11


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