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Nicolle Wallace Calls Sarah Palin’s Description of Couric Interview ‘Fiction’

Wallace_11.18.jpgAs we reported last week, in her new memoir “Going Rogue” Sarah Palin writes about the campaign interviews she gave to Katie Couric. Palin contends McCain aide and former CBS News political contributor Nicolle Wallace “pushed for Katie Couric and the CBS Evening News:”

Nicolle went on to explain that Katie really needed a career boost. “She just has such low self-esteem,” Nicolle said. She added that Katie was going through a tough time. “She just feels she can’t trust anybody.”

I was thinking, And this has to do with John McCain’s campaign how?

Nicolle said, “She wants you to like her.”

Hearing all that, I almost started to feel sorry for her.

Well now we’re hearing from Wallace, who tells a producer from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show:

The whole notion there was a conversation where I tried to cajole her into a conversation with Katie [Couric] is fiction… I am not someone who throws around the word ‘self-esteem.’ It is a fictional description. Katie Couric was selected because we did evening anchors… I did not advocate an interview for anyone I am friends with.

The Maddow clip is after the jump…

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