Thursday, September 25, 2008

In case you missed it ...

Here's where Sarah Palin -- in a CBS interview with Katie Couric -- clarifies how being able to see Russia from her house qualifies her with foreign policy experience:

[transcript from The Huffington Post, which also has a video link to the Couric interview ... which you can see in its entirety on the CBS website]

COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land-- boundary that we have with-- Canada. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--


PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our -- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia--

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We -- we do -- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is -- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to -- to our state.

Feel better yet? Me ... not so much.
UPDATE: I just watched the whole thing and her answers on Israel were even scarier!


MarkBrunson said...

I can see birds all over my yard. In the next yard, too . . . and. . . it's like. . . I don't know, ya know? And . . . sometimes, when I . . . ya know, that thing with your legs, movin' 'em one in front of the other? It's like . . . hey! I'm a ornithologist!

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JCF said...

As far as La Palin's Russia expertise goes...

...don't forget she could also see The Russian Tea Room from her hotel! ;-p

john said...

I am almost coming to the point I came to with the unfortunate Harriet Meyers - I almost feel pity for Sarah Palin for the situation she has been thrust into and for which she was utterly unprepared.

Jim of L-Town said...

Dear Rev. Russell:

In the meantime, her rival, Sen. Biden, asks a man in a wheelchair to "stand up."
He introduced Barack Obama as "Barack America."
He told an audience that Hillary would have been a better pick than he was.
Told Katie Couric that he thought an Obama ad that made fun of McCain's physical inability to use a computer as "horrible."
Has twice totally contradicted Obama's critical positions on two issues and had his ears pinned back for it.
And yet, you guys think Palin is funny.
I can't wait for the two of them at the debate either. Should be a clash of two great intellects.

A sinner saved by God's Grace

Jim of Michigan