I just watched the Palin/Couric interview on YouTube. One of the benefits of not subscribing to cable or satellite TV services for 2 years and not being able to get broadcast TV via interaction of radio waves with an induced electronic dipole on the roof is that I can choose the time when I'm going to watch something that's as likely to make me go Oswald as that fucking interview. Here it is, btw:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxAO7cH-xrE
I can't begin to say how much was wrong in all that fetid gas that escaped Palin's pie hole. I'll try, though.
1. She was asked exactly how being near Russia gave her foreign affairs experience. Her answer was that whenever Soviet or Russian aircraft entered US airspace, it was "Alaskan" airspace, and it was from "Alaskan" bases that interceptors were launched. I guess no one told her that interception of foreign aircraft in US Airspace is something that is handled by the Pentagon, NORAD, the US Air Force, and the Air National Guard, under the control of the Pentagon. At no time does anyone in the military pick up a red phone and call the Alaskan Governor's office to ask what should be done. Hell, the pilots don't even dial up Sarah's hot line to tell her whether or not their missiles are armed. Moreover, no governor has any control over any military branch when it comes to foreign encroachment on the US or any foreign matter at all. You'd think, listening to her, that if she wanted she could order a strike on the Kamchatkan Peninsula. That would be a good way, though, for her to end up in prison, charged with any number of felonies up to and including treason.
2. She's never going to be a bowling buddy with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Sure, I don't like the guy, and I think he probably suffers a dementia similar to what Reagan had. Let's get one fact straight, though: he's a guy that talks to the media and fires up his country. He is NOT the leader of Iran. In fact, he has no power to launch an attack on anyone. Hell, he can't even negotiate with anyone about anything without the expressed permission of the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Such is Iranian law.
3. More fun facts that Palin and McScratchy don't understand or have purposely ignored re: Iran:
(a) Ahmadinejad never said that Israel was going to be erased from the face of the Earth. According to the American who translates for Ahmadinejad at the UN, and who is also no fan of Ahmadinejad, Ahmadinejad said that Israel would disappear from the pages of history. Sure, that's not nice either, but it is significantly different. Further, Ahmadinejad was quoting someone else when he said that.
(b) It has never been the policy of the Iranian Supreme Leader to destroy Israel. Sure, they don't like 'em, but they pose no overt threat to Israel.
4. According to Sarah Polerider, if Israel decided to unilaterally attack and destroy Iran's nuclear facilities, it would not be the place of the US to express doubts about said action or to second guess such an event. Nope. It would the US' place to support the Israelis. I guess the violent fallout that would be suffered by others in the world would just have to be taken like men, like a bumped funny bone.
5. She was very upset that Ahmadinejad said bad things about the US at the UN, and that such a thing was even allowed. I guess it's a good thing that she wasn't in charge when Kruschev was banging tables with his fists and using colorful Russian phraseology at the UN, in 1960. Why, we wouldn't even be here if she had, and likely our parents would just be motes of carbon floating in the remaining atmosphere of a dead planet.
6. It was not within her skill set to actually give a direct answer to a question. If she'd been asked what 5+7 was, she would have responded that the sum was really that we can't stop until we've won the war on Errorism.....er....Terrorism.
7. She did try to connect Al Quaeda with Iran. They're not connected....well, at least they weren't before we started liberating Iraqis from their bodies and their Earthly ties. In fact the Iranians specifically did not like Al Quaeda or the Taliban.
8. When asked, again, about her quote re: living near Russia and the repeated questions from reporters, Pallid Warrior couldn't even answer with a complete sentence. Instead she made funny sounds, contorted her mouth, and looked off to the side with what she probably thought was a sardonic smile. It made me think that when she was a schoolgirl, she probably had to ride the short bus and wear a football helmet, all the while wearing socks over her hands so that she wouldn't poke out her own eyes.
It's not that I disrespect the Honorable Governor from Alaska. I just don't understand why she gets to use as much oxygen as everyone else. I think an episode of Project Runway displays more depth than her. When I think of her, I think about that Clint Eastwood flick, "Two Mules for Sister Sarah," except in my mind, I'm thinking, "Two Buckets of Mule Shit for Sister Sarah." Really, what's wrong with that? Would it really be so bad to sneak into the governor's mansion at night, stuff her mouth and nostrils with mule shit? Is that so bad? Enough about her.
Say, is there anyone else that just can't wait to hear, again, that John McStain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam? If that doesn't make a guy presidential, I don't know what does.
It is nice to see that the debate seemed to accelerate, a bit, the return of Obama's lead.
I'm off to tick something off my bucket list. Where is that mule.......