Katie Couric is no longer a news anchor, so she clearly has no reason to mask her personal opinions.
During a visit to "The Tonight Show" last night, the future ABC talk show host opened up about several "polarizing" political figures, including Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.
"He actually can be a very, very nice person with a good heart. But I think he was just acting like a jacka** for a while," she joked to host Jay Leno.
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Couric than added that it was as if Trump had "been abducted by aliens" or something, and was suddenly acting wildly out of character.
As for her longtime rival Palin - the former Alaska governor is still haunted by a 2008 presidential campaign interview she did with Couric, where she was infamously unable to identify any newspapers she supposedly read daily - Couric admitted that there is fascination with the maybe 2012 presidential candidate.
"She makes good copy," said Couric. "And so [the media] cover[s] her incessantly and maybe more than they actually should."
Couric recently announced that she will be hosting a talk show for ABC in 2012.