September 26th, 2008 10:50 EST
Sarah Palin's Disastrous Interview With Katie Couric
John McCain`s selection of the inexperienced and unqualified Sarah Palin will go down in history as the most reckless, desperate and cynical move by a presidential candidate.
Since McCain selected the political neophyte as his running mate, she`s been sequestered like a vestal virgin. Palin hasn`t held a single press conference and she`s been interviewed only three times.
In her interview with the mild mannered Gibson, Palin revealed her ignorance of the Bush Doctrine. For a politician to be oblivious of the Bush Doctrine is like a professional baseball player being unaware of the infield fly rule.
In Palin`s gab fest with the obsequious Hannity, the Fox News talking head lobbed so many softballs that she managed to hit a few singles.
Palin`s question and answer session with Couric was a disaster, Palin came across like a space cadet. To her credit Couric didn`t let "sisterhood" get in the way of her grilling Palin.
McCain and his surrogates have claimed that Palin should get foreign policy cred because of Alaska`s proximity to Russia. Even the most intelligent and eloquent person in the world would look ridiculous trying to make this argument, now imagine Palin making this point.
Actually you don`t have to imagine, here`s a transcript from Palin`s interview with Couric:
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. [...]
COURIC: 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.
Whatcha talking about Willis? I`ve read and reread this transcript and insanity keeps rearing its head.
I am outraged at McCain for choosing a lightweight for his VP, and I feel sorry for Palin, she is in way over her head. But if destiny elevates Palin to the presidency, I fear for our country and for the world.