Her Thursday night highlight package began with Couric pressing President George W. Bush in 2006: "Is there anything that you wish you had done differently?" From there, CBS jumped to actor Michael Fox: "I could give a damn about Rush Limbaugh's opinion." After clips on wild fires, steroids and the Virginia Tech shooting, viewers heard this blast from Valerie Plame: "I never once considered that, in fact, this administration would betray my identity as payback."
Getting to the 2008 campaign, CBS played a friendly clip of Couric empathizing with Joe Biden: "Are you worried you're going to have to pull your punches a bit?" Then, instead of re-running her "what newspapers do you read?" question, Couric chose instead to highlight, just weeks after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, how Sarah Palin had said that nation was not protecting al-Qaeda. AUDIO: MP3 audio 
The fresh way Couric tried to embarrass Palin for a widely-held presumption:
KATIE COURIC: The United States is deeply unpopular in Pakistan. Do you think the Pakistani government is protecting al-Qaeda within its borders?
SARAH PALIN IN 2008: I don't believe that new President Zardari has that mission at all.