Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word."

Katie Couric interviewing Sarah Palin:

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: 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. 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.

Katie Couric and Sarah Palin (CBS News)
As my dear friend Aldo Carrasco would have said, literally unbelievable.

Is anyone else beginning to think landslide?

comments: 5

Geo-B said...

Well, I think the attempt to suspend the campaigns is the act of a desperate man, desperate among other things to avoid the Sarah Palin-Joe Biden vice-presidential debate scheduled for next week.
And while I'm close to ranting, this whole economic catastrophe shows our prez to be a screw-up-savant. Me, I'd be content to rest on my laurels, with all that's already been screwed-up, but he keeps finding new stuff. He's got a genius for it. We've got 4 more months; I'd hate to be in our shoes.

will said...

I pray for a landslide but this is one contest with a hidden factor not showing up in polls. That is, few of the people polled admit to prejudice and bigotry. My hunch is we will be shocked by that factor.

Michael Leddy said...

With McCain, I've thought "stunt"; after yesterday's events, I'm thinking "Captain Queeg."

I don't doubt that racial prejudice will be a factor in voting. My wife and I have had a taste of that when knocking on doors for Obama. But when I see fellow palefaces from all walks of life and all age groups drawn to his campaign, I think that change is in the air. I think too that many voters who are still undecided will grudgingly choose to vote for Obama, reasoning that he can't be "that bad" and recognizing that the alternative is too ridiculous to accept.

Deb Stavin said...

Bill Stankus said "...few of the people polled admit to prejudice and bigotry..."

Hopefully the large number of cell-phone only, underpolled, newly registered young Democratic voters, will show up and vote on Election Day. The polling place is the only poll that matters!
I live in a college town, Lawrence, Kansas, and I've been taking voter registration forms with me everywhere I go and asking people if they still need to register.

Anonymous said...

I no longer domicile there but I have a co in seattle and go there twice a year...this is what scares me the most,,,,so many people identity with Palin, why? because she has that delusional 'i can do' attitude, she's litigious/evangelical and martyr like, weirder still...elderly women have some sort of 'missed the feminist' generation, and they quite like how this 44 yr old (my age) dresses so nicely, looks pretty for an interview fanatic from alaska looks!