Syndicated conservative columnist Kathleen Parker:

It was fun while it lasted.

[Sarah] Palin's recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.

No one hates saying that more than I do. Like so many women, I've been pulling for Palin, wishing her the best, hoping she will perform brilliantly. I've also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent ... . My cringe reflex is exhausted.

Liberal blogger James Fallows:

I've now seen much of the Katie Couric / Sarah Palin interview, and I genuinely feel sorry for Palin. This really is pathetic. ... Anyone who has been to high school immediately recognizes the terror of facing a pop quiz or an oral exam when you just have no idea what you're talking about.