COURIC AND EDWARDS….Taegan Goddard asks:
Why did Katie Couric keep pressing John and Elizabeth Edwards on 60 Minutes last night about their decision to continue his presidential campaign when she didn’t give up her job as host of the Today Show when her husband was diagnosed with cancer?
Good question. My guess is that she was a little too desperate to establish her serious journalist cred, and figured that the best way to do that was to pretend she was Mike Wallace interviewing a suspected child molester.
Still, it may have been for the best. Questions like Couric’s are inevitable, and it was probably better for Edwards to have them asked quickly, relentlessly, and on national TV. In fact, after watching Couric go a little overboard, it might make others embarrassed to keep asking the same questions. She probably did the campaign a favor.