As seen on BccList.com here, the Howard Kurtz rumor is sort of true.
But, palin didn’t go completely silent. Rather, she decided after rambling for awhile to not answer Couric’s question. Meaning, she couldn’t cite any SPECIFIC Supreme Court decision that she didn’t agree with. Her response was sort of like what Andrew Halcro mentioned earlier in his article seen on BccList.com here.
Here’s palin’s most recent diarrhea of the mouth episode…
“Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?
Palin: I think it should be a states issue not a federal government-mandated, mandating yes or no on such an important issue. I’m, in that sense, a federalist, where I believe that states should have more say in the laws of their lands and individual areas. Now, foundationally, also, though, it’s no secret that I’m pro-life that I believe in a culture of life is very important for this country. Personally that’s what I would like to see, um, further embraced by America.
Couric: Do you think there’s an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution?
Palin: I do. Yeah, I do.
Couric: The cornerstone of Roe v. Wade.
Palin: I do. And I believe that individual states can best handle what the people within the different constituencies in the 50 states would like to see their will ushered in an issue like that.
Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?
Palin: Well, let’s see. There’s, of course in the great history of America there have been rulings, that’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but
Couric: Can you think of any?
Palin: Well, I could think of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But, you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I’m so privileged to serve, wouldn’t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.”
P.S. Biden didn’t sh!t the bed when Couric tried her “gotcha journalism” on him during the same segment so that’s good.