Re: Get ready.... Queue Tina Fey and book her on SNL
posted at 7/12/2013 7:30 AM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
But but...."I have foreign policy experience because you can see Russia from land here in Alaska" is so much more intelligent than "I can see Russia from my backyard (in Alaska)".
Eh, not exactly:
CHARLES GIBSON: Let me ask you about specific national security situations. Let's start, because we are near Russia. Let's start with Russia and Georgia. The administration has said, we've got to maintain the territorial integrity of Georgia. Do you believe the United States should try to restore Georgian sovereignty over South Ossetia and Abkhazia?
SARAH PALIN: First off, we're going to continue good relations with Saakashvili there. I was able to speak with him the other day and giving him my commitment, as John McCain's running mate, that we will be committed to Georgia. And we've got to keep an eye on Russia. For Russia to have exerted such pressure in terms of invading a smaller democratic country, unprovoked, is unacceptable. And we have to keep...
GIBSON: You believe unprovoked?
PALIN: I do believe unprovoked. And we have got to keep our eyes on Russia. Under the leadership there.
GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of this state give you?
PALIN: They're our next door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2009/11/18/abc-brings-i-can-see-russia-my-backyard-palin-interview#ixzz2YpSuLP20
So she's saying that, due to the proximity of her state to Russia, the people of Alaska by default have a bit more insight regarding the things that Russia than folks that aren't so personally involved. That makes sense. I'm sure that the people of Arizona, in general, have a bit more insight regarding the things that go on in Mexico than we do up here in New England.
Context is so helpful. Don't you think?