Thursday, September 11, 2008


From ABC News: Sarah Palin Defends Experience, Takes Hard Line Approach on National Security:

    On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, Gov. Sarah Palin took a hard-line approach on national security and said that war with Russia may be necessary if that nation invades another country.
Well, of course. She is an expert on Russia, what with Alaska being located next to it and all.


Joshua said...

Did you see the actual context in which she talked about war with Russia? That's the real scary part. Gibson asked her if we should allow Georgia into NATO. She said we should. Gibson then pointed out that if Russia attacks Georgia again, that would mean we would have to go to war with Russia. She clearly had a surprised look on her face that to me indicated she didn't realize this. She then responded: "Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement." She clearly has no idea what she's talking about.

Oh, and also Gibson asked her what insight she has gained into foreign policy being located so close to Russia. Her reply was: "You can actually see Russia from Alaska."

iWoman said...

She also didn't know what the Bush Doctrine is.

I didn't watch the whole interview - listening to her talk makes me ill - but I've read transcripts and watched clips. Boy, she likes to talk in circles.

I can see the moon from my bedroom. Does that make me an expert on space travel?

sarah said...

Alaska is a backwards state. Seriously, the biggest city, Anchorage, is maybe about the size of Ashtabula. What I remember of that city is seeing a pregnant woman smoking a cigarette who was working at the shittiest motel I had ever seen. And streets lined with fur shops.

I hate human-inhabited parts of Alaska. I was very disappointed when I went there. It's an eco-hating state full of fur trappers and hunters.

The Yukon is WAY better.

iWoman said...

Hey, there are good people in Alaska. Just look at all the people who have been gathering to protest against Palin - they've formed the largest protest group/rally ever in Alaska.