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Sunday, September 14, 2008

On Palin's Foreign Policy Qualifications

Mike Peters cartoon

Source: Mike Peters, Dayton Daily News.

Favorite quote about Palin, came from Mike Knopf, the youngest delegate to the RNC at age 17,
" She's a hardworking housewife." Yep, and that's why McCain picked her, to appeal to the right wing housewives who have come out in droves to support someone they can relate to, living vicariously through Sarah Palin, she's one of them. (PUMA women who are supporting this UNQUALIFIED vp candidate should be ashamed of themselves!)

From Melissa McEwan at Shakesville:

You may recall that yesterday's Quote of the Day went to Sarah Palin for her contention that, because "you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska," it gives her insight into "Russian actions."

Today's Quote of the Day goes to Alaskan blogger AKMuckraker, who explains just what seeing Russia from Alaska really means:

Ready for a lesson in Alaska geography/International Affairs? Off the coast of Nome, 532 miles northwest of Anchorage (the closest city) is an island called Little Diomede. Little Diomede is 2.4 miles east of the island called Big Diomede, which is in Russia.

Little Diomede, Alaska has a population of 146. It is 2.5 square miles in area. There are 42 children in the school. Nobody drives to work. Big Diomede is a whopping 26 square miles. On a clear day you can see the Island of Big Diomede from the western shore of Little Diomede. Therefore Sarah Palin is capable of negotiating with Putin and Sakashvili to peacefully settle the violent conflict that has been burgeoning in the separatist enclave of South Ossetia.
This is what one of the two major political parties of the United States of America is trying to seriously pass off as relevant foreign policy experience for one of two people on their national ticket.

I just had to write that down (so to speak). To make myself believe it.

From Cathleen Decker at the LA Times:

On Saturday, the McCain team was on the defensive after the Boston Globe reported that Palin's 2007 trip to Iraq, which the campaign had forwarded as evidence of foreign policy experience, was actually a trip to a Kuwait-Iraq border crossing. The campaign earlier had said the trip -- her only one outside North America -- included a visit to Ireland, but later acknowledged that was a refueling stop.

And last but not least, don't forget her mission is one DIRECTLY from God!

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