It would have been a missed opportunity had the writers not lampooned the "I'll get back to ya'" gaffe that the real-life Palin used when Couric stumped her. They played that line when discussing foreign policy.
COURIC: "What lessons have you learned from Iraq and how specifically, would you spread democracy abroad?"
PALIN: "Specifically, we would make every effort possible to spread democracy abroad to those who want it."
COURIC: "Yes, but specifically what would you do?"
PALIN: "We're gonna promote freedom. Usher in democratic values and ideals. And fight terror-loving terrorists."
COURIC: "But again, and not to belabor the point. One specific thing."
PALIN: "Katie, I'd like to use one of my lifelines."
COURIC: "I'm sorry?"
PALIN: "I want to phone a friend."
COURIC: "You don't have any lifelines."
PALIN: "Well in that case I'm gonna just have to get back to ya'"
Wondering if Palin might call for a suspension of her campaign next week to work on a legislastive issue? If so, she should make sure she's not scheduled for the David Letterman show. He's already got enough material.
Cancel Letterman - stat!
The comedy-drama all started on Wednesday when McCain suspended his campaign in order to fly to Washington to work on the financial bailout - something that was criticized as a stunt, ploy, shenanigan or insert similar-meaning word.