Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin gave us a good glimpse into her relatively empty – but unblinkingly righteous and ambitious – mind.
It’s evident that, in her three-step climb to the summit of Alaskan politics (which precluded amassing the “big fat résumé” she now sneeringly rejects as the measure of a candidate’s viability), Washington has been nothing but her big piggy bank – the fount from which all her cherished earmarks flowed.
She was clueless when Gibson brought up the “Bush Doctrine.” To Gibson’s credit, her bluffing and transparent attempt to get him to tell her what it is fell flat.
And Vladmir Putin must be snorting vodka out his nose at Palin’s naïve belief that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her an advantage in handling foreign affairs. I can just hear him telling Medvedev, “The only way that silly woman will ever see Russians in Alaska is if we declare war on Canada.”
Displaying yet another breathtaking disconnect in logic, she claimed Russia had no right to invade Georgia unprovoked. She’s obviously unaware that’s precisely what the U.S. did to Iraq – and proud that her son Track just left to continue our occupation there.
McCain’s people would be wise to at least help her sound proper when she’s spouting off on things she knows nothing about. Or maybe it’s her way of showing solidarity with Bush to say nuclear as if it’s spelled nucular.
If she ever paid attention to what happens beyond Alaska’s borders, she’d realize the president of Iran is not Akmadinejhad because it’s spelled Amadinejhad.
Republicans are probably crowing over Palin’s brilliance in sparring with Gibson, but she showed the rest of us that electing her would be like putting Bush in a skirt.