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VIDEO: Katie Couric Caught on Tape Mocking Sarah Palin's Children

Aug. 4 2010, Published 2:53 p.m. ET

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News anchor Katie Couric has something to say about the names of Sarah Palin’s children – and it’s not something nice! has the video of Katie rehearsing for the CBS Evening News during the 2008 Republican National Convention. She’s caught on tape mocking the names of two of Palin's children, Trig and Track.

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Couric says, "Where the hell do they get these names?" before the audio operator quickly turns down the microphone. The video continues with Couric talking about Palin’s background and how her parents were out “hunting caribou” when they got the news of their daughter’s nomination for Vice President. Through laughter Couric says, “I can’t make this stuff up!”

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She also jokes about the pronunciation of Wasilla, Palin's Alaskan hometown.

This video was taped several weeks before Palin's notorious interview with Couric where Palin struggled to name a single publication she read regularly. That interview set off something of a feud between the two women, with Palin saying she was annoyed by Couric's questions and telling Couric she's "not the center of everybody's universe."

This is not the first time Couric has been the victim of leaked video. In 2007, footage of Couric mocking Dan Rather as she prepped for a segment was leaked to MyDamnChannel.


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