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Published:April 30th, 2011 12:13 EST
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Mean And Petty Sarah Palin Rips Katie Couric

By Robert Paul Reyes

"After five years at the helm of the ratings-challenged CBS Evening News, Couric is stepping down. Fox News Host Greta Van Susteren asked Palin about Couric`s exit on Tuesday.

"Yeah, I think I read that in a newspaper, one of the many newspapers that I read online," said Palin, apparently referencing the 2008 interview, in which she seemed unable to name a single publication she reads regularly.

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She then mocked Couric, who recently told People Magazine that she`s looking to do more `multi-dimensional storytelling.`

`Yes, and I hear that she wants to now engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling, versus, I guess, just the straight-on read into that teleprompter screen storytelling,` Palin said. "So, more power to her. I wish her well with her multi-dimensional storytelling."

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Greta served Palin a golden opportunity to appear gracious, instead the former beauty queen waxed petty and vindictive. Palin should have replied: Greta, I wish Katie good luck in all her future endeavors.

Couric`s 2008 interview with the reality show star wasn`t an example of "gotcha journalism". Couric was deferential and polite throughout the interview, it`s not the reporter`s fault if Palin is unable to answer any questions that require a modicum of intelligence and knowledge.

Palin implied that Couric can`t think without a teleprompter -- this from a woman who writes the talking points of her speech on the palm of her hand. The former governor of Alaska is a cardboard cut-out compared to the multi-dimensional Couric.

Sarcasm is unbecoming to a presidential hopeful, but it`s what we expect from a reality star or a Fox News commentator.

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