September 26, 2008
I See Russia, I See France, I See Sarah’s Underpants

More from the Metternich of Alaska. In a rational world, Katie Couric would be running for Vice President and Sarah Palin would be the bimbo interviewing her. (Video here)

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. [...]

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.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 26, 2008 09:58 AM
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"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. [...]"

COURIC: But isn't Canada part of the United States?

PALIN: Ah, yes, sure, basically yes. We bought it from Great Britain about a hundred years ago.

COURIC: Didn't we buy it from Russia?

PALIN: No, I don't think so. Really. I'll have to find out, though, please ask me again next week.

Posted by: Peter on September 26, 2008 11:59 AM

Well, I don't know if the Russians still fly near American airspace to test our radar installations in Alaska these days. But it was years ago when that was routine for both countries. But governors aren't privy to that kind of intelligence operation. My grandfather served in communications intelligence up there in the 1950's. And in the 90's he would tell me some things about the operations when I asked him about what he did in Alaska, but always referred to testing Japanese radar (in the 1950's) and I'm sure most of the other stuff he told me was how he was trained to talk about it. Not a sliver of reality about the important stuff. So I'm sure that the persons who are privy to that information aren't going to share it with a lowly governor. My grandfather was 40 years retired and still would only refer to that kind of information in vague terms.

Palin is also repeating throughtly discredited election propaganda from years ago (from the previous post). It's pretty clear to me that she has no insight into detecting propaganda, usually political, from reality. And if this is an attempt to use propaganda on her part, it's an incredibly bad attempt.

One thing is clear, she obviously couldn't negotiate herself out of a wet paper bag. Scary stuff.

Posted by: Buck on September 26, 2008 12:34 PM

If the Katie/Sarah interview didn't demonstrate how totally unqualified Palin is to lead this country in the event of McCain's demise, there's no hope for us.

Posted by: Cranky Daze on September 26, 2008 2:34 PM

What do you mean, IF? Rather When?

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