Nicolle Wallace told her new co-hosts on “The View” Monday that her relationship with Sarah Palin was “irreparably damaged” following the infamous Katie Couric interviews during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Wallace, a senior advisers and representatives of Sen. John McCain and the former Alaska governor’s campaign, revealed Monday that her relationship with Palin “erupted and exploded” in the aftermath of the interview, in which Palin claims she was set up “for failure.”
“Our relationship really erupted and exploded, and was irreparably damaged after the Katie Couric interview, in which she had thought I had set her up for failure,” said Wallace.
“I felt like the questions were pretty fair. [Couric] asked what she had read,” said the former Bush flack. “That was really the end of the end.”
Palin, who was parodied by Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live” after the disastrous interview, blamed the performance on her “inexperience in having to deal with a condescending, badgering line of questioning.”
She also said that Couric, now the global news anchor for Yahoo News, “was out to get anyone who didn’t believe in her perspective.”