Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sarah Palin's shocking ignorance on foreign policy

When it comes to foreign policy, Sarah Palin doesn't know what she's talking about

Pathetic. No wonder McCain has been shielding this person from the press.
Gov. Palin was obviously briefed by Sen. John McCain's advisers, and briefed fairly well. She recited what were plainly the main points of these tutorials with an assertive confidence familiar to those who engaged in high-school debate competitions.But it was painfully obvious—from the rote nature of her responses, the repetitions of hammered-home phrases, and the non sequiturs that leaped up when she found herself led around an unfamiliar bend—that there is not a millimeter of depth under-girding those recitations, that she had never given a moment's thought to these matters before two weeks ago.

Sarah Palin got her first passport in 2007 - she had never been outside of N. America before last year, has never met a foreign head of state, and even her statement - "I think if you go back in history and you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same answer," ... was demonstrably false. Not in 40 years since Agnew has a VP been nominated that hadn't met a foreign head of state.

Thursday night's interview suggests that Palin doesn't value knowledge much at all, that she puts faith above facts and instincts above thinking. Her answers sounded like something you'd hear from a contestant in a beauty pageant. Claiming Alaska's proximity with Russia as her foreign relations experience, check out her answer on what she's gained from this:
PALIN: Well, I'm giving you that perspective of how small our world is and how important it is that we work with our allies to keep good relations with all of these countries, especially Russia. We will not repeat a Cold War. We must have good relations with our allies, pressuring also, helping us to remind Russia that it is their benefit, also, a mutually beneficial relationship for us all to be getting along.

Huh? What does that supposed to mean?
Scary. Pathetic. Chilling. WATCH IT!!!

She seems fundamentally ignorant on a lot of subjects, like economics.

One heartbeat of a 72+ yr old cancer survivor away from the leadership of America. She even says she has no idea what a VP does!!

Considering McCain is out of touch, can't use a computer, and the entire world does not want to see him as president... it makes one sick to think of the possibility of a repeat of 2004. Could America be so dumb? I think so.


Anonymous said...

If a blog falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?

democommie said...


You seem to be listening.