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Matt Lauer to Sarah Palin: ‘What Are You Doing to Prepare? Are You Reading Some Newspapers?’

Sarah Palin phoned in to the “Today” show this morning as she makes her way across the country to New York where she will co-host tomorrow’s show.

Matt Lauer asked, “What are you doing to prepare? Are you reading some newspapers?,” a reference to Palin’s interviews with Katie Couric in 2008. “That’s a fine how-do-you-do. That’s a great start. Here we go,” said Palin laughing.

Palin will appear mostly in the 8am hour including taking part in “The Professionals” panel.

“Hopefully we won’t bore viewers with too much in-depth political talk,” said Palin, then boring viewers with political talk about “energy prices and some national security issues that have to be addressed and I think no matter what it is that we discuss it’s going to turn into a bit of a political discussion.”

“I appreciate NBC’s boldness in having me on,” said Palin, adding, “Doesn’t it kind of reflect that diversity of opinion that I hear that you all espouse?…”

“Or desperation,” said Meredith Vieria to laughs. Video after the jump…

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