Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, in her own words, on her previous claims that Alaska’s proximity to Russia lends her foreign policy experience:
“It’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia, as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace 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 an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, right next to our state.”
You really need to watch the video to get the full effect. Taken at her word, she seems to believe that Vladimir Putin is preparing to launch an air strike against the United States, and that she as governor of Alaska would play a role in our response.
★ Thursday, 25 September 2008