After clearing the hurdle that was Thursday night’s vice presidential debate, Republican VP hopeful Sarah Palin flipped into damage control mode during an on-screen chat with Fox News’ Carl Cameron on Friday, insinuating that Katie Couric had treated her unfairly in her recent interview with the CBS anchor and — you betcha! — coming up with some answers to two of Couric’s questions that had previously seemed to stump her.

ABC News’ “Political Punch” blog:

Cameron told her that some observers, pleased with her debate performance, asked, “Where was this Sarah Palin in the interview with Katie Couric?”

“OK, I’ll tell you honestly,” Palin said, “the Sarah Palin in those interviews is a little bit annoyed because it’s like, man, no matter what you say, you’re going to get clobbered. If you choose to answer a question, you are going to get clobbered on the answer. If you choose to try and pivot and go on to another subject that you believe that Americans want to hear about, you get clobbered for that, too.”

Palin added, “In those 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 vice presidential candidate stands for — what the values are represented in our ticket.”

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