I hadn’t checked out the “Today” show in a long time. My recent routine has been to read newspapers and blogs while I eat breakfast, but I was sucked in by the hype surrounding Palin’s supposed guest-hosting gig on “Today” – a clear ratings grab against Katie Couric’s week of subbing on “GMA” – and I found myself tuning in at 7 am.
For starters, Palin didn’t guest-host anything. Matt Lauer interviewed her during the first hour and that was that. For the rest of the show, she joined Matt, Ann and Al for discussions about everything from Jessica Simpson’s weight gain to Oprah’s failing cable network.
On one hand, she’s great TV. You never know what will pop out of her mouth so you feel compelled to stick around to find out.
On the other hand, she’s got a truly annoying, shrill, nails-on-a-blackboard voice and I kept muttering to myself, “Who could be married to that?”
And then there’s her mangled syntax and word usage; never have I heard someone say “perhaps” as often as she does.
I wish she’d go away, but as long as the “lamestream media” keeps pulling her in and as long as people like me keep watching, I guess she’s not going anywhere. Alas.