Sarah Palin: Katie Couric "Hadn't Done Her Homework" for Interview

Celebrity News Nov. 17, 2009 AT 9:30AM
Sarah Palin: Katie Couric "Hadn't Done Her Homework" for Interview Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Sarah Palin isn't afraid to use the B word: bullcrap!

In her Nov. 20 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters -- previewed Tuesday on Good Morning America --- Palin complains that "there's so much bullcrap out there" regarding her family and professional record.

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And while the former Alaska governor plays nice for Walters, she concedes that her conduct during a 2008 Katie Couric interview was at times "very unprofessional" -- at least when Couric asked Palin about which books she read. (Palin rolled her eyes and didn't answer.)

"I was wearing my annoyance on my sleeve and I shouldn't have done that . . . My fault, my bad that I answered the way that I did," Palin says.

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But Palin explains that she was taken aback by Couric's tone; to her, the CBS anchor seemed to disparage her home state as a "nomadic, neanderthal atmosphere."

Worse, she says, Couric "hadn't done her homework" -- after all, Palin had just written an Op-Ed piece for Couric's "hometown newspaper, the New York Times."

Couric isn't Palin's only frenemy: when shown a clip from David Letterman's "Things That Are More Fun Than Reading Sarah Palin's Memoir" list ("#13: Driving Into a Tree"), she sniped "those aren't even funny." But she encouraged Letterman to continue mocking her -- and help sell copies of her book, Going Rogue.

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As for her own future in television, Palin tells Walters "I'd probably rather write than talk." But she has fielded "lots and lots of offers" -- including a reality show. She nixed it. "Absolutely not!" I would never put our kids through such a thing. Our life has become a reality show!"

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