"The old general might still have it in him ... 145 years after Appomattox, Grant won't have to surrender this one either." -- Katie Couric, Notebook, 8-25-10
What does it take to get Katie Couric to root for a military man? Put him in a fight against the MSM's great bogeyman, Ronald Reagan.
The CBS Evening News anchor devoted her Notebook yesterday to the battle to replace Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill with the Gipper. And Katie left little doubt--witness her concluding lines above--that she's pulling for the man who's buried in Grant's tomb to defeat the president who made Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall.
There is, apparently, nowhere that the liberal media won't extend its fight against conservatives. In the meantime, Katie presumably prefers to pay with $20 bills, featuring Dem-party founder Andrew Jackson, rounding things off with JFK half-dollars and FDR dimes. Wonder if, when visiting DC, Couric insists on flying into Dulles, to avoid having to patronize that other airport, named after . . . you-know-who?