“You can actually see Russia from Alaska” – Sarah Palin on her “international experience”

Can we all laugh at the joke now?


Note: I’m planning on tearing her interview to pieces. From the excerpts I’ve seen so far…this is someone who is repeating things she just learned, a week ago. No question about it.

UPDATE: You can see part of the filleting here.

Hopefully I’ll have a chance to point out some of the larger…contradictions…that Palin brought up in the interview (like how her ex-brother-in-law wanted to kill her dad….but she didn’t pressure anyone to fire him….and how that list of banned books was like, so totally bogus [strawman covered here]…but she didn’t address the fact that she asked how to ban books and then fired the woman who told her that there wasn’t a process to ban books……and how the “change” she wants to bring to Washington is mostly about other women’s wombs and going against people like her who made massive earmarks requests.   It’d be funnier if more people were in on the joke.  Hopefully a few more people will get it, this week.

Like this guy did…

Jimmy Kimmel put together a frinkin’ hilarious trailer for that movie Damon mentioned.  It doesn’t seem to be online yet…maybe tomorrow…

UPDATE: Just an FYI, this is her EXACT quote from the interview…

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

Note how he wasn’t asking if you could see Russia, but what kind of “insight” such an ability provides to a national leader.  Perhaps she misheard and thought he asked if Russia was “in sight”.  Which, as the first couple comments point out, it is.

UPDATE: I found the Kimmel movie…Alaska Hockey Mom

5 thoughts on ““You can actually see Russia from Alaska” – Sarah Palin on her “international experience”

  1. Uh, You CAN see Russia from Alaska. There are two islands in the Bering Straight – Big Diomede and Little Diomede. The big island is Russian and the small one American. They are 1.5 miles from each other. Interestingly, the International Date Line separates the two, so there is a time difference of 23 hours between the two.

  2. Indeed, now what, exactly does that have to do with dealing with Russia as a political entity?

    The question wasn’t “can you see Russia from Alaska.”

    The question was about experience dealing with Russia on the international stage.

  3. This makes every last person living in Alaska about as qualified to be Vice President as Sarah Palin, with respect to foreign affairs.

    Actually, I mean, has she even been to those islands where you can see Alaska? Or is she just cognizant of the fact that these islands exist? Hey, I’m cognizant of that fact too. Maybe I should be Veep.

    With my impressive knowledge of world geography, I’d rock that office like nobody before! Heck yes, it’ll be awesome.

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