Sarah Palin: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and, on our other side, the land-boundry that we have with Canada. It's funny that a comment like that was kinda made to … I don't know, you know … reporters. Couric: Mocked? Palin: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.
Sarah Palin's lame defense of her foreign policy experience in her interview with Katie Couric shows that either she's a complete and total moron or she thinks we are. Not only does she try to claim that being next to Russia amounts to foreign policy experience, but she expresses surprise that this stance has been mocked.
Katie Couric: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?
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…
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.
When she says this stuff, does she actually think it sounds like a good answer? Saying that being next to a country amounts to foreign policy experience is like claiming you had sex with someone because you stood in line behind them in the grocery store checkout line.
Source: CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/25/couricandco/entry4478088.shtml)