Wednesday, September 03, 2008

"Alaska is Right Next to Russia"

I think if you're seriously going to use the "I live next to Russia" excuse as actual bona-fides for foreign policy experience, you may as well just start bragging about all those games of Risk you played when you were 12. Heck, that might actually work for you if you can remember all those countries' names.

But I agree with most everyone, this really is just sad. Sometime I wonder if the Republicans rule by manipulating the mass of stupids....or if they are stupids themselves. Usually I'm in the Mr. Burns camp, but every now and then I really can't tell.

Oh, and gimmie some truth about Gov. Palin and the Alaskan National Guard:

"Can you tell me one decision that she made as commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard?" CNN journalist Campbell Brown asked Monday while interviewing McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds. "Just one?"

Bounds couldn't, because Palin has never personally ordered the state guard to do anything. Instead, here's what he said: "Any decision she has made as the commander of the (Alaska) National Guard that's deployed overseas is more of a decision than Barack Obama's been making as he's been running for president for the last two years."

However, the governor has no command authority overseas or anywhere in the United States other than Alaska, said Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell, the service commander of the Alaska National Guard.

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