Tuesday, September 30, 2008



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.


Anonymous said...

Again, she's is not a hard-core Leftist so you won't vote for her, so why bother expending the energy to pay any attention to her?

Too bad you weren't at the blogger bash, it would have been interesting.

Rixblix said...

It's kind of important to know where all the candidates stand on the issue. But this post was more about "What the hell did she say?" I mean, I thought the SNL skit was over the top until I went back and read the transcript. You can't, with any seriousness, think that Palin has a clue what she's doing. C'mon.

Tuesdays are a crappy night for going out. My kids have music lessons, husband works 2nd shit, it's not very workable. Maybe we should do a 3rd Friday or something.