Friday, November 26, 2010


When Glenn Beck interviewed Sarah Palin during his radio show on Wednesday and asked her what she thought about the conflict between the two Koreas, she replied: "Obviously, we gotta stand with our North Korean allies."
Our North Korean allies? Wow, that’s really a good one! Sarah Palin for president? Let’s get real! The Democrats are salivating at the thought that Palin will be the Republican Party candidate for president in 2012. They believe that if Palin is the Republican candidate, Obama’s reelection will be secured. And I happen to agree with them.
OK, so it was just a slip of the tongue. After all, her admirers will say, she corrected herself. But that was only after Beck chimed in to correct her gaffe. And that’s only one of many gaffes Palin has been caught making in the past two years.
When John McCain chose Palin as his running mate I thought he had made a good choice. It didn’t take me long to change my mind. Her remark that Alaska is 'right over the border from Russia' raised an alarm. But when she blew her interview with Katy Couric by being unable to name any news publications on her reading list, it convinced me she was not presidential material. Her defenders say that she was ambushed by Couric. That’s a crock! Couric asked a legitimate question, one that has been asked of many other presidential candidates.
The ‘Hockey Mom’ who said she could see Russia from Alaska has the ability to pump up the Tea Party members and the far-right of the Republican Party with her cutesy wisecracks. But that’s not going to be enough to get her elected president. I sure hope the Republicans have the good sense to choose a well qualified presidential candidate, something Palin has demonstrated she’s most definitely not, because I really hate to see Obama win a second term.


Centurion said...

Howard...on a clear day you damn near CAN see Russia from Alaska. It's not that far. It has been postulated that North America was first settled by people who walked across a land bridge...from Alaska.

Having said that, let me also say that many of us "tea partiers" (thank you for not using that other term) see her as an intellectual and political lightweight. I peresonally don't think she has what it takes for the job either.

The problem for the republicans (and ultimately for us all) is conservative candidate has yet surfaced that we have any real confidence in.

BarkGrowlBite said...

Sorry Centurion. You need to take a close look at a good map. There is no way in hell anyone with perfect eyesight can see Russia on the clearest of days, whether from Alaska proper or from any of the Aleutian islands. And Sarah Palin's eyesight is not perfect.

Centurion said...

Man oh man Howei. It's freezing outside. Actually, it;s not. Temps here are in the mid 40's, but with the wind, it sure does feel like it.

I imagine if you lived across the Bearing straight from Russia, you might feel and say something similar to what Palin said.

My brother currently lives in Korea, 90 miles South of the North/South Korean border. He feels like he's "just across the border" from North Korea, and he has expressed that notion to me on more than one occasion.

Some times people intentionally miss state the obvious to make a point.

While I'm sure YOU wouldn't do that Howie...many of the rest of us do on occasion.

It's a turn of a phrase. A manner of speech. Surely you've heard similar things by people you didn't allready hold in contempt. I'll bet you let it slide with them. So why not with this? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm???

Centurion said...

Found this on the web Howie. Would you like me to send you the link?????

"Russia and Alaska are divided by the Bering Strait, which is about 55 miles at its narrowest point. In the middle of the Bering Strait are two small, sparsely populated islands: Big Diomede, which sits in Russian territory, and Little Diomede, which is part of the United States. At their closest, these two islands are a little less than two and a half miles apart, which means that, on a clear day, you can definitely see one from the other."