Friday, September 26, 2008

Her Folksy Charm Is Worn Out

Yes, I tried to abstain from a small political rant here, but I can't. Not after learning suddenly that both Russia and Canada are now part of the state of Alaska!? Slap my head and call me stupid! Feelin' stupid? See for yourself.

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. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--


PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.

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.

Wow. I'm stunned, really. I'm no foreign policy expert like Ms. Palin, but I was fairly certain Canada, and maybe even Greenland, Iceland possibly, were all parts of our great state of Maine, with our close proximity and all. Gee...I know it's been awhile since college, I guess I have some studyin' to do. (That's me bein' folksy, tryin' it on for size, you know...' know.)


  1. Hmmmm..... she's brilliant, isn't she?
    Go Obama!!!!

  2. Anet, I just added a photo...couldn't resist.

  3. Woooo Hooooo -- Go Amy! This is fantastic!! I was so thrilled to read/hear some of this yesterday, 'cause I sure am hoping the gig is up!

  4. Haha, it took me a minute to figure out who "Mypepitas" is, hi, Annette! (two Anet/Annettes, neat.) Thanks, my fingers are crossed also. Want to bet he dumps Palin for Leiberman soon?

  5. So, by that logic we here in Maine are all foreign ambassadors because 2/3 of our border is with Canada? Cool! Are there any perks with that?

  6. Well, that's what I think, Heather (thanks for reading), I mean, I've dealt in a few trade missions with Oh Canada, myself. I've been around their foreign food, poutine and donair, (I haven't actually eaten any, it's foreign, ew!) and I actually sat in on Parliament...hey, wait, this might make me MORE qualified than Palin!

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