I Had Wondered Who Would Make This Argument FOR Palin

As soon as I heard the specifics of Sarah Palin’s lack of foreign policy any experience, the thought occurred to me that someone, somewhere would try to spin the fact that part of Alaska is only 150 miles or so from the easternmost chunk of Russia as being something in favor of the notion that Gov. Palin has the type of foreign policy gravitas that someone in line for the presidency of any country, much less the United States, might aspire to, much less actually have.

And, of course, it happened on FOX.

And the spinmeister was Steve Doofuscy.  Crooks and Liars has the video, but here’s something I had truly wondered if anyone would actually try to use to spin away the fact that someone whose government resume consists of 18 months as governor of the least populous state and a few years as mayor and council member in what is probably one of its least populous cities has less foreign policy experience than any hair on Barack Obama’s head.

But the other thing about her – she does know about international relations because she is right up there in Alaska, right next door to Russia.

Jon Stewart’s rather restrained – and incredibly tasteful considering just how ridiculous the assertion was – critique of this ‘analysis’?

You’re a moron.






Suck-up to the Colorado Springs Christianist Cabal.


5 Responses to I Had Wondered Who Would Make This Argument FOR Palin

  1. […] a Moron: Its Not Just for Steve Doocy Anymore Holy shit! They’re not leaving Steve Doocy to stew alone in the ‘happening to be governor, for 18 months, of a state 150 miles away […]

  2. Kathy says:

    It also shares a long border with Canada. Which she has successfully defended against possible invasion – cementing her Commander-in-Chief credentials.

  3. translegalhistorian says:

    Perhaps she’s a lumberjack, but she’s not okay (though I’d certainly be okay with the Palin that sang that song.)

  4. Lab Lemming says:

    Wyoming is the least populous state, followed by Vermont and North Dakota.

  5. translegalhistorian says:

    I didn’t know that VT and ND had crept into the race. I always remember WY and AK intermitently alternating in last-in-population status.

    Thanks for the input.

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