Howard started off the show playing a clip of Sarah Palin failing to name (at Katie Couric's request) a Supreme Court decision she disagreed with – other than Roe v. Wade. Howard marveled that Palin couldn't name any publications she read either: "She's worth $1.2 million. Where did that come from?" Artie said the money probably came from her husband's career as a commercial fisherman: "There's a lot of money in that." Howard said that John McCain's choice of Palin as a running-mate has made his choice of Obama for president much easier.