Well, that is almost 40 miles from Manhattan.
Katie Couric is feeling liberated.Oh dear. One week before Election Day and America's Sweetheart still hasn't figured out the mood of the electorate. Maybe she hasn't read any newspapers lately, I don't know. But I'm in a good mood, so I'll help her out a little.
Not because she is nearing the end of her five-year contract as CBS anchor—although there’s an unexpected plot twist on that front—but because she’s been spending less time in the studio. You can hear it in her voice.
“It’s great for me to get out of the chair and into the world,” she says. “I started out as a reporter, and I still enjoy reporting.”
Rick Kaplan, her executive producer, says that “when she’s on the road—in Iraq with David Petraeus—she has a great way with people. People like her and she likes them. There are anchors who consider being on the road a pain in the butt. She really looks for opportunities to feel the earth and touch people.”
That’s why Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.
Yo, Katie - we're hacked off!
You and your party are in for a thumpin', if not a batterin', if not a slaughterin', if not an evisceratin' next Tuesday.
Save yourself some gas money and report that to your dwindling audience.
Mmmm, sophisticated mama!
Via Michelle Malkin. Cross-posted here.