Of all the things I’ve seen and read regarding Gov. Sarah Palin, I must say the thing that’s really sticking in my craw is not political. As an almost lifelong student of journalism who loves it deeply regardless of its flaws, I am dumbfounded that a person who holds a degree in journalism could so easily cast aside a question about how she keeps up with what’s happening in the world.

There is so much ignorance in this country about journalism and what it’s supposed to be and what constitutes quality that most students of the field would happily grab the opportunity to talk about its positive aspects.

How sad that Gov. Palin didn’t see Katie Couric’s question as a chance to discuss something about which she has some interest and — I would assume — knowledge. So disappointing.