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Palin defends Alaska-Russia foreign policy remark
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080925/ap_on_el_pr/palin [Broken]
NEW YORK - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin defended her remark that the proximity of Russia to her home state of Alaska gives her foreign policy experience, explaining in a CBS interview airing Thursday that "we have trade missions back and forth."

Palin has never visited Russia and until last year the 44-year-old Alaska governor had never traveled outside North America. She also had never met a foreign leader until her trip this week to New York. In the CBS interview, she did not offer any examples of having been involved in any negotiations with the Russians.

Palin's foreign policy experience came up when she gave her first major interview, on Sept. 11 to ABC News. Asked what insight she had gained from living so close to Russia, she said: "They're our next-door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

The comment met with derision from Palin's critics and was turned into a punch line for a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring actress Tina Fey. Appearing as Palin, she proclaimed, "I can see Russia from my house!"

In the interview with CBS News anchor Katie Couric, Palin said: "It's funny that a comment like that was, kind of made to ... I don't know, you know? Reporters ..."
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When Couric asked how Alaska's closeness to Russia enhanced her foreign policy experience, Palin said, "Well, it certainly does because our ... our next-door neighbors are foreign countries." Alaska shares a border with Canada.

Palin didn't answer directly when Couric inquired about whether she had been involved in any negotiations with the Russians.
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"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," she said.

Palin has two trade specialists working for the governor's office. The top countries receiving Alaskan goods are Japan, Korea, China, Canada and Germany, according to 2006 export data, the most recent figures published, with seafood accounting for 50 percent of products exported.
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So leave Palin in Alaska where she can keep an eye on those foreign neighbors.

She seems unaware that the top trading partners are Japan, Korea, China, Canada and Germany.
 
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McCain Campaign is now requesting that the Vice-Presidential debate be postponed. No way!!! I can't wait to see Palin in a live debate.
 

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Sen. McCain, it's called multitasking.

but it may mean missing an afternoon nap or two.
 

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Sen. McCain, it's called multitasking.

but it may mean missing an afternoon nap or two.
I loved Obama's response "it's only 90 minutes". Since they work in their limo's and on their planes, it really isn't taking that much time out of their work. McCain would probably be eating or sleeping anyway.
 

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I loved Obama's response "it's only 90 minutes". Since they work in their limo's and on their planes, it really isn't taking that much time out of their work. McCain would probably be eating or sleeping anyway.
90 minutes is apparently beyond the McCain half-life for policy retention span.

Looks to me like the plan is setting up for McCain to grandstand at the debate and try to enter as a hero like he has saved anything with his faux theatrics. Apparently this is the Republicans' great hope in stalling any bailout, to make it a Democratic problem, even though it is a problem of their own making.

The down side to this is that Palin out on her own is getting more exposure and sounding everyday like she only knows about as much as a hockey mom about national affairs and international diplomacy. For instance if she ever comes up with anything about John McCain ever doing anything supporting this notion that he is a reformer, she will have to get back to Couric.
 

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Palin "cracked down" on gift-giving to state employees. Yet in her first 20 months as governor, she has accepted over $25,000 in gifts. Hmmm. That pales in comparison to the over $250,000 that Ted Stevens collected, but to be fair, Palin needs time to warm up - Stevens has been at it a lot longer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/25/AR2008092503988.html?hpid=topnews
Well now wait a minute. Ted Stevens wasn't given those gifts. He just had a contractor do some work on his house that he wrote checks for and ... well he was so busy in Washington that he didn't realize that he was getting a below $250K deal on the work.

I'm sure that he was as shocked as the people of Alaska that it would have been that much of an under-charge.
 

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Kathleen Parker has written in the National Review that Palin is unqualified and out of her league, and that she should drop out to "spend time with her family". Pretty harsh coming from a conservative woman with pretty solid credentials.

Kathleen Parker said:
If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MDZiMDhjYTU1NmI5Y2MwZjg2MWNiMWMyYTUxZDkwNTE= [Broken]
 
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CNN said:
Palin has denied any wrongdoing, arguing that Monegan was fired for insubordination after he continued to press for funding for projects the governor opposed.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/25/palin.probe/index.html?iref=nextin

He pressed for projects she opposed ... so off with his head?

What a National Nightmare she would be as President.

It seems like just admitting that she fired him because she wanted her sister's ex-husband fired because of the divorce wouldn't open her to nearly the fly-back she's getting with her stonewalling and stupid excuses.
 

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CNN said:
September 26, 2008
Palin should step down, conservative commentator says
Posted: 02:27 PM ET
(CNN) – Prominent conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, an early supporter of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, said Friday recent interviews have shown the Alaska governor is "out of her league" and should leave the GOP presidential ticket for the good of the party.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
From her column:
Kathleen_Parker said:
If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.
http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=MDZiMDhjYTU1NmI5Y2MwZjg2MWNiMWMyYTUxZDkwNTE= [Broken]
 
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From the Hannity - Palin interview. :rofl:

Hannity: What is our role as a country as it relates to national security?

Palin: Yes. That's a great question, and being an optimist I see our role in the world as one of being a force for good, and one of being the leader of the world when it comes to the values that -- it seems that just human kind embraces the values that -- encompass life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that's just -- not just in America, that is in our world.

And America is in a position because we care for so many people to be able to lead and to be able to have a strong diplomacy and a strong military also at the same time to defend not only our freedoms, but to help these rising smaller democratic countries that are just -- you know, they're putting themselves on the map right now, and they're going to be looking to America as that leader.

We being used as a force for good is how I see our country.
:bugeye:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2008/09/palin_on_thin_ice.html
 

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If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.
That's funny!
 

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Sarah Palin: Out of Control Talking Point Machine or Political Magnetic Poetry?
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2008/9/25/sarah-palin-out-of-control-talking-point-machine-or-political-magnetic-poetry.html
September 25, 2008 05:47 PM ET | Robert Schlesinger

Sarah Palin's first interview, with Charles Gibson, was painful. Her latest rounds with Katie Couric build on that discomfort and add mystery. As in: What's she saying?

If you can't see it, Couric asks Palin whether it mightn't be a good idea to spend the $700 billion on things like helping people get healthcare, gas, and groceries rather than on a Wall Street bailout.

Palin: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Helping the—it's got to be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade—we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as competitive, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today—we've got to look at that as more opportunity.

It's like a talking points machine gone out of control. Or magnetic poetry that you have on your fridge—in fact, you can try it at home. String together key words and phrases like "shore up the economy," "reduce tax rates," "healthcare reform," and "trade" and see what kind of Palinisms you can create.
:surprised :bugeye: :eek: :uhh: :rofl:

Can Palin even construct a complete sentence? Can she even complete a thought?
 
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Can Palin even construct a complete sentence? Can she even complete a thought?
Maybe she's had so few that she doesn't recognize them when they happen?
 

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Jack Cafferty pretty much nails it. You have to have a strong stomach to watch this tape.

 
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turbo-1 said:
]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8__aXxXPVc
Wolf says "That was not her best answer."

He should work for Fox.
 

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I liked the nature of the question, which is why isn't it better to help the Americans who are struggling rather than the big financial institues. I didn't get Palin's answer, either.
 

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Wolf says "That was not her best answer."

He should work for Fox.
That's the understatement of the year, Wolfie! Reading a transcript of her "answer" is mind-boggling enough, but actually watching video of her puking out incoherent piles of talking points is horrifying. If people pull the lever for McCain after seeing such a pathetic performance, I have to wonder if they love their country or wish to risk it all on such a wild gamble.
 

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Jack Cafferty pretty much nails it. You have to have a strong stomach to watch this tape.

Did you watch the CNN commentary after the debate last night? They were saying the same thing about Palin last night. It was too funny.
 
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Did you watch the CNN commentary after the debate last night? They were saying the same thing about Palin last night. It was too funny.
I don't get CNN - no cable - but I have read comments made about her and why she wasn't out spinning for McCain, like Biden was for Obama. It's pretty pathetic how the McCain camp has to keep her hidden.

I can't find independent confirmation, but left-wing radio host Ed Schultz claims that contacts on the hill are telling him that McCain's staff had put her through a mock debate and a mock press conference, both with disastrous results, and that they consider her "clueless". Makes me wonder if McCain's folks aren't leaking some of this stuff to set Palin's bar for the debate REALLY low...
 

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Makes me wonder if McCain's folks aren't leaking some of this stuff to set Palin's bar for the debate REALLY low...
Makes me wonder if they can set it low enough.
 

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But it would be a real mistake for Biden to think that he has a cakewalk in the debate.

He should prepare thoughtfully and be prepared not to ramble as he has a tendency to do. He should let her hang herself on her own and reserve comment unless her jugular is just totally exposed and begging to be put out of her misery of incompetence.
 

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The clip was hilarious, although the "This woman..." line was put in a tone that opens the news channel up for criticism for being sexist. They need to be careful to show that Palin is not "some dumb broad", but in fact, "some dumb person".
 
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I. Am. Scared.

Why isn't there an entrance exam for running a nation? We have to have a test to drive a car, so why not for our highest offices?
 

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