- Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee
- Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton for representing child rapist
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
- Drought-plagued Californians turn to paint to keep lawns green
- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
- 11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
- Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
- Turkish P.M. Erdogan won’t speak to Obama, but he’ll take calls from Biden
Palin and Couric: No drama on morning TV showdown
Question of the Day
“I would warn voters to never put their faith wholly in an individual politician,” she cautioned, “because a politician will disappoint you. But have faith in what that politician stands for, what their record represents.”
When Lauer asked her why voters should put Obama out of office when recent signs suggest things are improving under his economic policies, Palin replied, “They aren’t getting better fast enough.”
Palin’s appearance is part of a nonstop campaign waged by “Today” to protect its 15-year winning streak over “GMA,” a fight intensifying as the audience margin between the two rivals steadily erodes.
Palin’s booking appeared to be a counterpunch after ABC announced Couric’s weeklong morning show return on ABC.
Another much-plugged feature was “a big NBC announcement” by ubiquitous TV personality Ryan Seacrest. Originally set for Tuesday’s show, it was delayed until Wednesday as Seacrest recovers from elbow surgery.
In hyping Palin’s appearance, NBC promised she would “reveal a different side” than viewers have seen before.
Maybe so. Still identified with her red blazers, Palin on “Today” was trim in black accented with a red scarf, with her hair down and lightly frosted.
An image makeover? Maybe. But she acknowledged that her 2008 campaign association with a TV leading lady besides Couric still holds strong nearly four years later: Palin said a woman had stopped her outside NBC earlier and asked where she was headed.
“`I said 30 Rock,’ and she said, `Oh, honey, come here! I told you: Tina Fey is here!’”
Associated Press Writer Alicia Rancilio contributed to this report.
TWT Video Picks
The president could pay the full price for ignoring Congress
- David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- 'Straight White Guy Festival' supposedly set for Ohio park
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- Beretta moving to Tennessee over Maryland gun laws
- BERMAN & MADYOON: An Iranian-Turkish reset
- MAY: Barbarians at Jordan's gate
- EDITORIAL: Obamacare in intensive care
- Pentagon team dispatched to Ukraine amid crisis with Russia
- Hamas terrorists wear Israeli army uniforms to ambush soldiers in Gaza
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq