For some reason I doubt Palin would help the “perky one” lift her ratings.

(Politico) — Katie Couric has extended an open invitation to Sarah Palin to guest on her forthcoming daytime talk show, Katie.

“She has an open invitation to come talk to me,” Couric said while previewing Katie in Orlando yesterday. “I’m not sure she’d be interested, but she’d certainly be welcome. She’s a fascinating figure not only on the political scene but in popular culture.”

Couric also said she had “no regrets” about the interviews she held with Palin in 2008 for CBS News, which introduced the woefully unprepared vice presidential nominee to national audiences in an unfavorable light.