Noted without comment:
COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this -- to stay informed and to understand the world?
PALIN: I've read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media --
COURIC: But what ones specifically? I'm curious.
PALIN: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.
COURIC: Can you name any of them?
PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news.
Alaska isn't a foreign country where it's kinda suggested, it seems like "wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C. maybe thinking and doing when you live up there in Alaska." Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.
As someone noted elsewhere, McCain would have been ahead had he selected a gray parrot for a running mate.
No, you're missing the point: She single-handedly reads 'every' magazine and news publication in print!
Give her some credit, Alaska is the 49th or 50th best "representative state microcosm" of the US.