Here is a snippet of the Couric-Palin interview - it is quite gory.
Let me just say that even though I come from a Democratic family, I supported McCain for president in 2000. I would have voted for him over Gore if he won the GOP primary. I remember following that primary and thinking "this man should be president." He put his country's interests over his personal and political goals. Obviously that changed over the next couple of years as he slowly backtracked on every issue in order to gain the support of the conservative wing of his party. Whatever. Every politician "flip flops." McCain already telegraphed this in his autobiography "Faith of My Fathers," where he admitted:
"I didn't decide to run for president to start a national crusade for the political reforms I believed in or to run a campaign as if it were some grand act of patriotism. In truth, I wanted to be president because it had become my ambition to be president. . . . In truth, I'd had the ambition for a long time."
It wasn't until his selection of Palin that I realized McCain has not only turned back on the millions of voters that supported him and called him a political "maverick," but his country. In the last 45 years, we've had, according to my count, 3 times when the VP has had to step in to lead our government. If god forbid that were to happen, the most important thing that our political leadership needs to do is to ensure the confidence of the public. Sarah Palin cannot inspire that confidence. She can barely ramble through a softball interview without sounding like Miss South Carolina. McCain choosing her to possible be ONE step from the presidency is an affront to the intelligence of the American people. It places this country in danger if she is ever called upon to act as president.