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Since 2008 – Progress Through Politics


  1. Just talked to my snowbird neighbor – a registered Republican who voted for McCain in the primaries here in Florida.  He’s voting for Obama, and said that he has a group of friends here (Republicans, all) who have all decided – based on the pick of Gov. Palin – to vote Obama as well.  Said they’re all staggered that he would put the country at risk by picking someone so manifestly unqualified.



  2. so in case it doesn’t come back, Curic asks Palin about her “I can see Russia” foreign policy statement.  

    Palin answers in a space-filling manner about how Putin is sabre-rattling and if Russian planes enter US airspace they fly over Alaska.

    Curic asks again if Palin has had any contact with Russia:

    “We have trade delegations.”  (read: “No”).


  3. You just can’t make this stuff up:

    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–

    COURIC: Mock?

    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.

    And this doesn’t capture the nervous reflexive tone.

    I feel sorry for Sarah in some ways. McCain handed her the ulimate poisoned chalice for cynical and reckless reasons. If Palin is destroyed by this scrutiny, I’ll have more sympathy for her than I will for McCain

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