Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will serve as a co-host on NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, making Palin a temporary member of the “lamestream” media that she so frequently derides.
NBC, which announced the move on its website on Sunday night, claims that Palin will “reveal a different side” of her that viewers have never seen. For her part, however, Palin promised to show at least some of the angry conservatism that made her famous.
“Hopefully, you know, we won’t bore viewers with too much in-depth political talk,” Palin said in a phone interview with Matt Lauer. “But, there’s so many issues going on, with energy prices, and you know, some national security issues that have to be addressed.”
Perhaps wondering whether Palin has ever gotten too in-depth, Lauer made a reference to Palin’s famous 2008 interview with his former co-host Katie Couric, in which Palin was unable to name any newspapers that she regularly reads.
“What are you doing to prepare? Are you reading some newspapers?” Lauer asked her.
“That’s a fine how do you do,” Palin responded. “Here we go.”
NBC’s decision to use Palin as a guest host was likely motivated by a desire to one-up Couric. The former “Today” host will be going head to head with Palin and her former program, as she serves as guest host of ABC’s Good Morning America all week.