Monday, September 29, 2008

She gots spirit, yeah, she do

Maybe Sarah Palin needs a writer, or at least a filter. Witness this quote from Mrs. Articulate in a recent interview with CBS' Katie Couric:

"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 there, they are right next to our state."

Uh, not to be disrespectful, but WTF? What DID she say? I can hardly wait to hear her debate Joe Biden on Thursday night. High comedy is promised. But it might be an experience not unlike watching old "I Love Lucy" episodes, when I'd put a blanket over my face because I was so embarrassed for women everywhere that any one woman could be so cute but sooooooo STUPID.

There. Got THAT off my chest. And now, about that $700 billion and that cardboard box down by the river with my name on it.

2 comments:

molly said...

The Russia part of the interview was by far my favorite.

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. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--

COURIC: Mock?

PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.

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?

I'm pretty sure that's how I sounded when I used to come home past curfew after making out with a boyfriend and had to try to explain to my dad why I was home late. "You know, I was, well, I did the... the road was... I mean..."

I, too, am pretty excited for Thursday night.

Emilie said...

You MUST read this, then!

http://www.slate.com/id/2201342/pagenum/all/#page_start