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Does she actually know what she’s talking about?

Does she actually know what she’s talking about? September 25, 2008

Just when you thought the presidency had hit an intellectual low-point.  Here are excerpts from the second part of Gov. Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric, courtesy of CNN (did anyone know that Russia and Canada are actually in Alaska?):

(CNN) — Sarah Palin defended the claim that Alaska’s proximity with Russia helps bolster her foreign policy resume in an interview released Thursday.

The Republican VP nominee, asked by CBS’s Katie Couric what she meant by that statement said: “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.

“…our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of,” said Palin.

The Alaska governor, asked if she had ever engaged in negotiations with Russia, said the country had swapped trade missions with her state. “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,” she said.

“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 our state.”


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