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Surprise! Palin won’t do another Couric interview

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Sarah Palin and Katie Couric

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It's the interview that never ends! Sarah Palin's disastrous Sept. 2008  interview with Katie Couric became a pop-culture phenomenon after Tina Fey got a hold of it, and the one-on-one still gets attention more than two years later.

Palin came out swinging against Couric during an interview airing tonight once host Sean Hannity asked if she'd do another interview with her.

"As for doing an interview, though, with a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say, why waste my time?" Palin said. "No."

Palin's response quickly bounced around Twitter and got picked up by Time's Mark Halperin as well as several media-focused sites, like TVNewser, Mediaite, and The Wrap. But is it really that surprising Palin won't sit for an interview with Couric? It's not like she's held back her feelings about the interview — and Couric — over the years.

Here's a few I can recall, although there may be more out there:

Oct. 2008: "But, in the Katie Couric interviews, I did feel that there were a lot of things that she was missing, in terms of an opportunity to ask what a VP candidate stands for. What the values are represented in our ticket. ...  So, I guess I have to apologize for being a bit annoyed."

Jan. 2009: "Katie, you're not the center of everybody's universe."

Nov. 2009: Wrote in "Going Rogue" that Couric was "badgering" her and had a "partisan agenda."

Sunday: "I don't want to come across sounding caustic or annoyed by this issue: because of one roll-of-the-eye answer to a question I gave, I'm still dealing with this," she told the New York Times Magazine's Robert Draper about the Couric interview.

(Palin and Couric in Sept. 2008: AP/CBS News, HO)

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