That interview: What I was really thinking

Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious: what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?

Me: [In any given week, Katie, I read more journals than you did all last year. And I annotate the margins.]

Couric: But, like, what ones specifically? I’m curious.

Me: [Journal of Comparative Demographic Trends, Parameters of Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Pacific Rim Public Policy Review. Familiar with any of those? I didn’t think so.

[Ask me instead whom I have ghostwritten for: the Economist Intelligence Unit, Current History, Jane’s Defence Weekly…]

…Oh yes, and Foreign Affairs. Its standards certainly have been slipping lately. Sometimes, when I fall under the sway of what William Styron memorably termed “darkness visible,” I ask Piper to pull out the October/November 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs and read me the Rudy Giuliani essay. What preposterous tripe. Giuliani actually writes that maintaining international security is like policing a city. And he thinks the North Vietnamese insurgency was crushed by 1972!

Piper knows which passages I find especially ludicrous, and she makes googly eyes while she reads them. And we laugh and laugh.


4 Responses to “That interview: What I was really thinking”

  1. mulcher Says:

    Oh Sarah! Why oh why does your sexy little head get blocked when pressured by the evil liberal media? We know you have it in you to challenge them, but all we end up hearing are brain farts!

  2. marilynn Says:

    Now now Sarah is a good faithful wife & christian so naturally she would know nothing about any affairs — foreign or not.

  3. Harry Says:

    Choose the good candidate
    Just saw the debate, she has been well prepared it seems.

    But you have to remember thant a VP job is more than a well polished debate…

    Check out what she’ve said and see if you’re compatible

  4. TallulahBankhead Says:

    Next time, Sarah, Speak up!
    don’t be shy!

    I believe in you!

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