Part five of the Sarah Palin action figure arc. As the Los Angeles Times noted, maybe the only winner from the recent economic news has been Governor Palin; fewer people are paying attention to her and to her poor performance in her most recent interview.
We Crowdies, however, have a strong stomach so we can watch without flinching. As Brother Loveland notes, pay particular attention to the answer on Russia.
Unfortunately, for Governor Palin, the answer doesn’t read any better than it sounds…
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.
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.
John McCain may not be funny anymore, but Sarah Palin is. Except for that little part that she might end up as the vice-president.
If John McCain can’t handle David Letterman and Sarah Palin can get mugged by Katie Couric, how exactly are they going to handle Putin rearing his head?
PS – If you want to read the full transcripts of both parts of Governor Palin’s interview – spoiler alert: they don’t get better – they’re here and here. grants for school fine