TV Reporters Go Fishing

Four days after her stunning resignation announcement Sarah Palin was up to her old crazy stunt photo opportunity ways, inviting television reporters like NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and ABC’s Kate Snow to come salmon fishing with her in Dillingham, Alaska.

Dressed in a white t-shirt and waders, Palin gave a more coherent interview to Mitchell, but when asked by Snow whether she would run for president in 2012 she said, “Don’t know what the future holds. I’m not gonna shut any door. That — who knows what doors open. I can’t predict what the next fish run’s gonna look like down on the Nushagak. So I certainly can’t predict what’s gonna happen in the next couple of years.”

Snow also sort of made fun of the soon-to-be former governor in her lead in to the piece, quoting Palin as saying she didn’t think her resignation would be “such a darn big deal,” and actually using the word “fishin'” (no g).

If Palin ever leaves the national spotlight, we are going to miss these crazy photo ops and little jabs at her sometimes incoherent interviews and speeches, as well as all the useful information about Alaska we have learned. Did you know, as Matt Lauer pointed out, that is stays light very late there? Now you do.