This week on the morning shows, it’s Sarah Palin vs. Katie Couric

Couric’s in ABC’s corner, while Palin is with the peacock. Plus, ‘Draping,’ PR firms caught in the ‘pink slime’ crossfire, ‘grease gangs,’ former Goldman Sachs exec lands a book deal, how to hire like Google, and more.

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That hasn’t stopped NBC for upping the morning news stakes. The network sees its your Katie Couric, ABC, and raises you a Sarah Palin. The former GOP vice presidential nominee joins “Today” on Tuesday as a special co-host during Couric’s weeklong stint with “Good Morning America.”

Doesn’t seem like an even wager to us, maybe that’s why NBC is holding out to sign Ryan Seacrest.

Lottery or no lottery, we did spend our weekend “Draping” about the city—a “Mad Men” inspired photo meme trending on the Web.

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