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Palin Refuses to Answer a Simple Question About Her News Sources

The question wasn't particularly hard - why not provide an answer?

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin repeatedly failed to cite a newspaper or magazine when asked what she had read regularly before John McCain picked her as his running mate, saying only that she had read "most of them."

Palin also said that she doesn't believe that the media's coverage of her has been sexist. "It would be sexist if the media were to hold back and not ask me about my experience, my vision, my principles, my values," said Palin, Alaska's governor.

In an interview aired Tuesday on "The CBS Evening News," anchor Katie Couric asked Palin what publications she had read to stay informed and to understand the world.

"I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media," Palin replied. Asked for examples, she said, "Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years."

Asked again for an example, Palin told Couric: "I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, 'Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?' Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America."

Can she not remember the names of the publications? Is she ashamed that for news and information she still reads "Weekly Reader," milk cartons and the back of cereal boxes? What's the reason behind Palin's refusal to answer?

Watching the video clip above it's obvious that Palin is panicking as she tries to talk her way out of answering. She's afraid of saying the wrong thing so she doesn't want to give answer.

Apparently the simplest solution -- just telling the truth -- wasn't an option for Sarah Palin.


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