She's at it again.
The McCain campaign's assertion that Alaska's proximity to Russia implies foreign policy experience for Sarah Palin has been subject to widespread ridicule. The vice presidential candidate acknowledges as much in her latest interview with Katie Couric of CBS on September 25, 2008.
Yet after stammering as to why the ridicule exists, Palin manages to blurt, "The media." I see. If not for media "mockery," the entire country would find the proximity argument eminently logical.
Couric must have applied all of her professional restraint when she asked, "Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials."
Yes, do explain. It is a concept that many of us are finding hard to grasp.
Palin offered her most detailed explanation yet: "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."
So when Putin rears his head in U.S. air space, you can feel secure because Palin is there, sending "those out." Got it?