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Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric provided further proof that she is a clear and present danger to the nation.
The only people who can still say with utter sincerity that she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency are those who actually haven't a clue about what a president does.
Once Palin gets sidetracked from repeating her simplistic talking points about being a maverick and cleaning up Washington and not ever, ever blinking in the face of a foreign threat, she quickly reveals the shocking shallowness in her knowledge of issues a candidate for high office should have contemplated long and hard.
I don't think she's stupid, I think she is much like George W. Bush -- incurious. She really hasn't thought about this stuff.
Palin insults the intelligence of the nation when she makes claims about her qualifications that are patently ridiculous. CBS News anchor Couric pressed her about one of those claims:
COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?How would Republicans be reacting if Gov. Christine Gregoire were the Democratic candidate for vice president and she claimed that, because Washington borders Canada and sends trade missions to Japan and China and Russia, she is, therefore, experienced in foreign policy?
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.
And what if Gregoire also claimed to be a seasoned commander-in-chief because she is titular head of the Washington National Guard?
We all know how Republicans would react: they would roar with mocking laughter. And they would be absolutely right to mock such idiotic pretense.
Too bad more of them are not honest enough to see Sarah the same way.
I’m sorry — Sarah Palin is a bad joke
In her interview with Katie Couric to be aired tonight on CBS, Sarah Palin complains that she should not have been mocked for claiming that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her insight into foreign policy.
So Couric gently asks Palin to explain again how proximity enhances her foreign policy credentials.
Here’s the exchange, verbatim:
PALIN: “It certainly does, because our next-door neighbors are foreign countries there in the state that I am the executive of….”Palin is living, breathing proof that John McCain lies when he claims to put this country first over politics.
COURIC: “Have you ever been involved in negotiations, for example, with the Russians?”
PALIN: “We have trade missions back and forth. 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 do they go? It’s Alaska, it’s just right over the border. It’s 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 there next to our state.”
She makes Dan Quayle look like Albert Einstein with a better haircut.
Here’s the clip. Go horrify yourself. Seeing it is worse than reading it.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Read here article by David Horsey