Thursday, September 25, 2008

Caribou Barbie Speaks

I'm dumb founded.  I minored in Women's Studies.  I did.  I'm a liberal Californian, feminist, lesbian, democrat, graduate of UC Berkeley, who minored in Women's Studies, no less.   I was disappointed I was too young to vote for Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, just because she was a woman.  I would LOVE to see a woman in the white house, and long for the day when I can vote one in.  (Preferably as President though.)

But NOT Sarah Palin. LORDY.....  I used to respect John McCain too (not that I was considering voting for him, but of the Republican candidates...I hated him the least).  But how could he have picked HER?  

And the really shocking thing is that she's been coached by the best of the best political machines on her answers, and this...this is what she comes up with in response to a question regarding her foreign policy credentials?? "Oy vey" is all I can muster. 
Katie 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-boundry 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 next to, they are right next to our state.
Or you can watch it live, here: 

What does she mean??? That when Putin gets in a plane, the first place he flies OVER is Alaska????  And when she cites "trade missions" does she mean when the Americans drive over the border to Canada to get cheaper drugs???  

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