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Katie Couric mocks Sarah Palinís children
The Hill- Pundits Blog ^ | 8/4/2010 | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 08/04/2010 9:27:52 AM PDT by Qbert

Katie Couric, whose real name is Katherine Anne Couric, mocked the names of Sarah Palin’s children during a rehearsal in her studio. Her comments, made during the 2008 presidential campaign, are being discussed in the blogosphere today after being leaked.

“Where the hell do they get these names from?” she asked, referring to Palin children Trig and Track, sending her crew into peals of laughter.

I have some new names for CBS. In a tragedy in Louisiana this Monday, six young teenagers drowned.

Their names were: Takeitha, JaMarcus, JaTavious, Litrelle, LaDairus and Latevin.

These, like the names of Palin’s children, are American names.

Times have changed since Jews newly arrived from Europe named their boys either Marty or Bernie and black people in the South named their kids either Bessy or Washington. You don’t really want to go into things like where the hell a name like Katherine got a K on the front of it instead of a C, as it was spelled in the tradition. The neurosis could drag all the way back to Prague, say, in the 1600s.

The singular feature of America that persists west of 57th Street, where “Katie” and CBS live in paralysis, acting out an early-’60s fantasy equal to that of “Mad Men,” is that we Americans are born free and find and take that freedom in every generation.

In terms anthropologists like Mircea Eliade and Sir James George Fraser would use, you could say we chop down the father’s tree in every generation; an archetypal reenactment of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree to free us from our pasts — European, personal and otherwise — and their anchors to the prisons of orthodoxy and tradition.

In this regard we plant our own tree and we take our own names. It is sacred and symbolic. And in this sacred act we name our kids any damn thing we please.


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...One might say that Barack Hussein Obama, or Barack Hussein Obama (Saebarkah), or Barack Hussein (Saebarkah) Soetoro, or Barry Obama, or whatever that guy's name is, is a weird name as well. But I digress.
1 posted on 08/04/2010 9:27:55 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

It’s kaeeee kerick. What can you expect. she’s so over...too many young, beautiful faces with talent on their way up and some already here. She’s PAST TENSE.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 9:30:18 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Qbert

That video was posted on FR earlier this morning. It’s much to do about nothing.


3 posted on 08/04/2010 9:30:43 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Qbert
She mocked their names, which are, in fact, highly mockworthy.
4 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:25 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Qbert

Couric is an airhead but this is a waste of time. We’ve all made fun of Obama and everything else under the sun, and I’m a huge Palin fan but have asked myself the same question. (Now I know the answer!)


5 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:25 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Qbert

Well, I don’t mock the names of Sarah’s kids but they are strange...but then there are a ton of strange names.

Where is it written that your kid has to be named Elizabeth or John?


6 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:56 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Qbert

Gee thanks Katherine, for reminding me why I hate you liberals so much!


7 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:56 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: Qbert

Couric couldn’t run a lemonade stand.

One of the great things about liberalism is that their quality is so low that Couric actually is thought of as one of their “intellects”.

I’ll take Palin over the Katie-bimbo anyday... and will happily match my intellectual and work success credentials with ANY liberal ANY time since they love to think they actually have any discernible talent.


8 posted on 08/04/2010 9:33:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Qbert

What a dishonest article title. Well this is about the fifth or sixth story about this. More pity party for poor Sarah. Man and you all think she is ready for President when she cries every day about how mean people are to her. She needs to grow up or at least stop being so emotional. I will give her a Pity Party. That is what I give my children when they complain.


9 posted on 08/04/2010 9:34:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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test


10 posted on 08/04/2010 9:35:53 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We in Missouri spoke LOUDLY 08/03/10 & We peacefully said NO to Tyranny. Are you listening Marxists?)
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To: Qbert
"...One might say that Barack Hussein Obama, or Barack Hussein Obama (Saebarkah), or Barack Hussein (Saebarkah) Soetoro, or Barry Obama, or whatever that guy's name is, is a weird name as well."

But he sings all the right hymns to the choir from the Leftist hymnal.

That's all that determines who's accepted and who's savaged.

Katie is oblivious to the fact that she owes her "success" entirely to being a loyal tool.

11 posted on 08/04/2010 9:37:21 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Qbert
You don’t really want to go into things like where the hell a name like Katherine got a K on the front of it instead of a C, as it was spelled in the tradition

As the name is of Greek origin, I'd say the K version is the original

12 posted on 08/04/2010 9:38:09 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (a 16 year old Australian girl already did it. And she did it right. - WWJD)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“test”

You got that right!


13 posted on 08/04/2010 9:38:42 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: napscoordinator

Nexxt thing you know, you’ll be criticizing folks for
making fun of Teddy Kennedy’s childrens names,
“Gin and Vermouth”.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 9:39:09 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: avacado
It’s much to do about nothing.

One of the non-est non-stories in weeks.

Party on, Katie.


15 posted on 08/04/2010 9:39:27 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Qbert

I suspect that had Katie Couric been around during the days of the Salem Witch Hunts, she would have been the hunted, rather than the hunter.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:04 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: Larry Lucido

George-I got a great name for our kid. You wanna hear it? *whistles*
Susan- What is that? Sign language?
George- Seven.
Susan- Seven? That’s not a name. It’s a number.
G- It’s Micky Mantel’s number... (edit)

G- Well, that’s the name!
Susan- Oh no, it is not! No child of mine is ever going to be called Seven.
G- Let’s not get into panic mode here!


17 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:39 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: napscoordinator

LOL. It’s NOT Sarah doing the complaining, so please throw yourself the pity party, since you’re the one crying.


18 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:41 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman

"1...2....3"

19 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
"Katie is oblivious to the fact that she owes her "success" entirely to being a loyal tool."

I'll bet she knows all too well which side her bread is buttered on.

20 posted on 08/04/2010 9:41:21 AM PDT by prot (On K-PAX when I am gone nobody misses me.)
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To: onyx

I’m not crying I am laughing at the cry baby Sarah.


21 posted on 08/04/2010 9:41:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Qbert

Barack Hussein Obama. Where the hell did they get that name?


22 posted on 08/04/2010 9:41:52 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Outlaw Woman

Hey! Good on y’all last night!

The “show me” state sure showed Obama and the Marxists!!!


23 posted on 08/04/2010 9:42:28 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx; napscoordinator

Hahaha, knee jerked that one didn’t he?


24 posted on 08/04/2010 9:42:32 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal; Qbert

Well, Sarah has explained many times where she got the names. They are not names I would choose, but I haven’t lived her life, either.

1)Track was named because Sarah and Todd met when he was running track in HS, and she is a runner too.

2) Bristol was named for their fishing lease on Bristol Bay.

3) Willow was named — I forget.

4) Piper was named for their plane.

5) Trig is a Norwegian word meaning strong.

Is this any stranger than the millions of American mothers who have named their kids Madison, or Dakota? How about Buffy and Trey? I’ll bet Katie Couric has friends with kids named Buffy and Trey.

Personally, I prefer traditional names, but we each have our own say in choosing names for our children. Katie can go pound salt. What did she name her kids, anyhow?


25 posted on 08/04/2010 9:43:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Qbert

It’s all been downhill for Perky since the video tour of her colon.


26 posted on 08/04/2010 9:44:58 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: napscoordinator

Sarah’s NOT crying. Couric is the one likely crying for being outed. Dear Lord. Try reading the article.


27 posted on 08/04/2010 9:44:58 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

I stopped after that lie of a title. If you can’t get the title correct it totally ruins the story. Of course Palin probably wanted to think that Katie was making for of her children and not their names...how mature of her....gag!


28 posted on 08/04/2010 9:46:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: ReneeLynn; napscoordinator
Hahaha, knee jerked that one didn’t he?

LOL. Clearly, and he's still at it.

29 posted on 08/04/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Qbert

What a old bag !

What would happen if someone like Rush Limbaugh or Britt Hume made fun of Barry’s two girls ? Double standards would kick in and people would demand the heads of those who mock Barry’s children !


30 posted on 08/04/2010 9:47:48 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Qbert

Can’t say I like Couric, and I do like Palin, but it is a class-issue—and I would of laughed too at Couric’s questions, as I agree... Made-up names are strange, and tend to exist primarily in certain ethnic groups, and/or educational/income levels.

What makes Palin interesting, is she is not of an educational/income level which, in her part of the country at least, has traditionally been very Republican...that’s what makes her so startling and refreshing. She’s a social conservative, who’s moved into being a fiscal conservative as well, or in a way, a Reagan democrat who’s grown up.

That doesn’t make me admire her taste in weird names however. Tis just a minor issue, so who cares?


31 posted on 08/04/2010 9:48:09 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: steelyourfaith

I reckon Katie hangs with lots of Sashas and Malias like I do.


32 posted on 08/04/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT by Beowulf
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Here's a quote I found somewhere... it describes Sarah Palin perfectly:

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

As you know, I found this in your freeper profile. So it matters little that you mock or criticize her children's names. in fact, according to your profile's quote, you (as a critic) don't count at all.

All that counts are her great darinig in doing what needs to be done, and her amazing record of fantastic accomplishments, especially where many before her had failed miserably. Dipwad.

;-/

33 posted on 08/04/2010 9:49:29 AM PDT by Gargantua (The "Second Death")
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To: onyx

I didn’t write that you twit. Onyx you are always causing troble....no wonder you like Palin both of you are trouble maker by lies and lies and more lies. I bet you advise Palin to lie in article titles. Oh by the way....”Way to go Palin for causing Tantakan to lose today....lol” She is starting to lose it. I knew it only took some time.


34 posted on 08/04/2010 9:50:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Qbert

Naming kids can be tricky. You want a name that’s distinctive, but not weird; stylish, but not trendy; and a name that’s cute enough when they’re young, but will be taken seriously when they’re grown.

You can’t name a girl “Candy” or something and expect her to be referred to as “Judge Candy” later in life, rather than “please take out your dollar bills and welcome Candy to the stage.”

We named our kids Caleb and Reagan.

I don’t care for the names of the Palins’ kids I personally think they cross the line from distictive to weird ... but its really none of my business. Couric is an idiot ... but, it was only an offhand remark, and not altogether unfounded. There are much greater problems with Couric’s “reporting” than her characterization of the Palin kids’ names.

SnakeDoc


35 posted on 08/04/2010 9:51:32 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: napscoordinator
Palin probably wanted to think that Katie was making for of her children

Huh? What is your native tongue?

Please provide a link to Palin's complaining regarding this dopey video. I've not seen that anywhere.

36 posted on 08/04/2010 9:52:02 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Qbert
It is extremely disgusting and revealing about Couric that she has a smartass comment to make about the names of Palin’s children *right after* she is talking about Palin not having an abortion when she knew her baby was going to be born with Down Syndrome.

Notice nothing comes to her mind about THAT, for a comment.

37 posted on 08/04/2010 9:52:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dead

So you are making fun of someone’s language. I am done with you. You are the most horrible person ever.


38 posted on 08/04/2010 9:53:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Aria

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) named his children Island and Navy. Now that’s weird!


39 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: napscoordinator

Please go back to your nap. You obviously woke up grumpy.


40 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:13 AM PDT by georgiarat (Obama, providing incompetence since Day One!!)
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To: napscoordinator
" I went to Catholic School my whole life..."

Ahhh. That explains it. Thanks for the clarification.

;-/

41 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:16 AM PDT by Gargantua (The "Second Death")
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To: napscoordinator

Someone needs a boo-boo bunny, and it ain’t Palin.


42 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: onyx

Missourians, tend to push back when they are pushed too far.

We are now the new AZ I’m sure, but we’re in great company.

Hey..hope things are well with you! Thought about sending out an email to the ‘crew’ because I miss you all! :)


43 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:29 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We in Missouri spoke LOUDLY 08/03/10 & We peacefully said NO to Tyranny. Are you listening Marxists?)
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To: napscoordinator

“More pity party for poor Sarah... she cries every day about how mean people are to her.”

So Sarah Palin’s going by the name of “Bernie Quigley” now? Wow!, news to me. Just when you thought, you’ve seen it all...


44 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:38 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Katie’s children:

Elinor Tully “Ellie” Monahan, was born on July 23, 1991; her second daughter, Caroline “Carrie” Couric Monahan, was born on January 5, 1996.

Oh my. She named one daughter Tully and another Couric. Isn’t that precious? s/off

She’s a witch.


45 posted on 08/04/2010 9:55:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Quite right. Extremely mockworthy.


46 posted on 08/04/2010 9:55:32 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Qbert

Katie has jumped the Goldfish...


47 posted on 08/04/2010 9:55:37 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Da Coyote
Couric couldn’t run a lemonade stand.

I took classes from a Conservative political-training group in DC where a conservative female media person came in, and described knowing Couric back when she was an intern. Hardest-working, most positive minded intern she had ever known....so don't underestimate Katie Couric. Gave her as exactly the kind of example we as Conservatives should be (as many would be working as interns). I am certain too, she has been corrupted by the media world...where 99% are liberal...and innocents who enter in come out very jaded (and brainwashed liberal, of course).

Wrong on politics, very definitely. Wrong as a network anchor....most definitely. Incompetent generally? Not at all.

48 posted on 08/04/2010 9:55:39 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: napscoordinator

And Sarah is laughing all the way to the bank. Sarah doesn’t need your pity.


49 posted on 08/04/2010 9:56:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Qbert

Just an aside on Katherine with a “K”.

In most European countries, Katherine is spelled with a “K”.
That includes Ireland, Germany, Russia, and almost everywhere except England.

My German great-grandma was “Katherina”. My Irish great-grandma was “Katherine”.

Later on, popular versions of the name became Kathleen, Kaitlin, Kathryn, Katya, Katrina, etc.

All of these latter versions are in use among younger generations of my family.


50 posted on 08/04/2010 9:56:53 AM PDT by Palladin (Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
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