She Really Can See Russia From Her House

Marc Ambinder has up another segment of the Sarah Palin, Katie Couric interview, and, well, I’m just not exactly sure if this is better or worse than the first portion of the interview.

Katie asks the Alaskan governor about the now oft maligned foreign policy credential of being right next door to Russia:

COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land– boundary that we have with– Canada. It– it’s funny that a comment like that was– kind of made to– cari– I don’t know, you know? Reporters–


PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our– our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia–

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We– we do– 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– 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– to our state.


All of this has led me to one simple conclusion.  Sarah Palin doesn’t actually manage to say anything.  She talks… I’m not sure if she talks a lot, we still don’t get that much exposure to her, but when she does talk, it’s almost like getting thrown into a space time warp, one in which actual thoughts and ideas are sucked straight out of words.

The sounds are there, the consonents and the vowels, and there is something resembling logical sentence structure (if you’re not too terribly stringent when it comes to grammar), and you get the feeling like there should be communication, but when she finally stops, you find yourself hard pressed to actually recall what was said.


2 Responses to “She Really Can See Russia From Her House”

  1. Gene says:

    It’s been said before, but it’s like reading an essay question written by someone who clearly didn’t study. Or come to class.

  2. Julia says:

    So I really don’t understand why it says
    “she really can see russia from her house”

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