And then she voted

Groundbreaking journalist Katie Couric demonstrates the heights of female professionalism. From Drudge:

CBS EVENING NEWS anchor Katie Couric is being accused of slapping an editor — after he injected a word she detested into a script! “The stress has caused her to blow up at her staff for small infractions on the set,” charges NEW YORK magazine reporter Joe Hagan, in a story set for publication on Monday.

“During the tuberculosis story in June, Couric got angry with news editor Jerry Cipriano for using a word she detested— ‘sputum’ —and the staff grew tense when she began slapping him ‘over and over and over again’ on the arm, according to a source familiar with the scene. It had seemed like a joke at first, but it quickly became clear that she wasn’t kidding.”

A top CBS executive tells the DRUDGE REPORT that no formal complaint has been filed against Couric over the incident.

“I sort of slapped him around,” Couric admits to the magazine. “I got mad at him and said, ‘You can’t do this to me. You have to tell me when you’re going to use a word like that.’ I was aggravated, there’s no question about that.’

Too bad he didn’t defend himself and break her jaw. Like most Americans, I’ve never been interested in watching her read from the teleprompters, but it would be pretty funny to see her mumbling the news with her mouth wired shut.

She’s really an inspiration, isn’t she? There’s just something about her that insensibly reminds one of Jackie Robinson, the dignity, the grace. She’s like Ghandi in a skirt.