Is John McCain playing some kind of sick joke on our country? Did any of his campaign aides actually, uh, talk to Sarah Palin before they selected her as his running mate?
Here is the second part of Palin’s interview with Katie Couric. I gotta say, in terms of hilarity, this is the best one yet. You really have to watch it to get the full effect.
Couric: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?
Sarah 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.
Uh, thanks for the geography lesson. Again. I think we’ve already established that Alaska and Russia share a maritime border BUT HOW DOES THAT TRANSLATE INTO FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE?!?!
Palin: It’s funny that a comment like that was kinda made to … I don’t know, you know … reporters.
Palin: Mocked, yeah I guess that’s the word, mocked.
Uh, you know what’s really funny? That you cite Russia’s proximity to Alaska whenever someone asks you about your foreign policy experience. Your comment deserves to be mocked because it was stupid.
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, there in the state that I am the executive of. And there…
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over?
Couric: Have you ever been involved in any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?
Palin: We have trade missions back and forth, 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 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 next to, they are right next to our state.
Whoa, whoa, whoa…Russia is right next to your state? That’s interesting. I haven’t heard that before. For your next interview, can you bring along a globe, too? That would be very helpful.
Thank you, Sarah Palin. I never thought someone could make Dan Quayle look like a freakin’ genius, but you have proven me wrong!