THE NEW 60 MINUTES….Laura Rozen was unimpressed with Katie Couric’s profile of Condoleezza Rice on 60 Minutes last night:
I’ve never seen another serving official get such softball treatment from a serious news show. Rice was almost beaming with the Nerf-ball questions. How much of a true believer are you? Wonderful. So, you’re really a true believer, aren’t you? Tell me again how your life story has made you a true believer. … Iraq is hard, but your life story is about overcoming hardship, isn’t it? …. Would you like to get married? Agh!
Excellent. The world now has another Larry King, someone to go to when politicians need a pleasant way to demonstrate they aren’t ducking the press but don’t want to risk being asked anything embarrassing. I actually like Larry King. But one is enough.