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Are You Freaking Kidding Me?

September 26th, 2008

How can any conscious human being watch this and not conclude that Sarah Palin is an idiot?


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

Sarah 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’s funny that a comment like that was kinda made to … I don’t know, you know … reporters.

Couric: Mocked?

Palin: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

Couric: Well, explain to me why that enhances your foreign-policy credentials.

Palin: Well, it certainly does, because our, our next-door neighbors are foreign countries, there in the state that I am the executive of. And there…

Couric: Have you ever been involved in any 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 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 our state.

Yeah, it’s funny that reporters would be so exasperatingly stupid to suggest that Sarah Palin doesn’t have foreign policy experience because Putin flies several miles over her head once in a while. Those darn reporters, what lunkheads!

Even if Putin did fly over Alaska on his way to America (which I don’t think he does), that’s a remarkably stupid thing to say. What, she and her staff go on high alert and contact foreign leaders when Putin is in the air overhead?

And trade missions? Um, how many have you headed up, Sarah?

Even with Palin’s complete lack of foreign policy experience, it staggers the mind that the campaign could not engineer a better answer than that.

There is just no tiptoeing around this: Palin comes across in this interview as laughably stupid–as would anyone who would watch this and then state that Palin made some sense to them. Just no two ways about it. No wonder they want to cancel her debate.

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  1. Tim Kane
    September 26th, 2008 at 12:17 | #1

    Actually, being conservatives, I’m sure that answer is enough for my parents. Stupid as it is, she wouldn’t even have had to do that good.

    I took an entire course on the constitution and foreign affairs in Law school, and the supreme court has ruled time and time again that the Federal Government has a monopoly on foreign affairs.

    About the only thing local officials can do is trade junkets Fishing for investment, that kind of thing.

    Only a year and a half in office, she hasn’t done anything of the kind.

  2. Paul
    September 26th, 2008 at 17:46 | #2

    Holy smokes… I’d be about a million times better as President than her.

    Hell, I even know what the Bush Doctrine is (besides a train wreck) and why it stinks.

    Too bad it was Katie Couric and not, you know, an actual journalist.

  3. Brad
    September 26th, 2008 at 19:05 | #3

    My goodness.

    This all reads like the beginning of a science fiction story. Dystopia awaits! :-(

  4. K. Engels
    September 26th, 2008 at 22:03 | #4

    Ten bucks says that “Putin rears his head” was a thiny vieled, “OMG the Commies are invading our airspace”, not “Russian Head of state is coming for a visit”.

  5. Karen
    September 27th, 2008 at 00:50 | #5

    Did you see the clip where she is asked about the bailout? She appears not just stupid, but actually incoherent. Her response makes NO sense. Apparently her press conference and debate prep has been such a disaster that they have had take these desperate measures to keep her away from real reporters and are terrified about the debate. Stay tuned to see what they come up with next!

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