The Sarah Palin Chronicles: Foreign Policy, Part Five

  • Published on October 19th, 2008

Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama today, listing McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as one of the reasons why. Shocking!

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Is it gross – sure. Yet the picture sums up the last eight years of foreign policy quite nicely, don’t ya think? We’ve suffered through too much of this cowboy politics crap (pun intended) to allow it to happen again.

But that’s exactly what we’re getting with Palin – more crap! Hell, even Colin Powell is jumping party lines because of this lady. It’s the same political myopia as George W. but with a nicer rack. For example, how could any politician admit to not focusing on the war in Iraq…much? What has she been doing since 2003? And can we afford another administration who thinks God speaks to them? Seriously, that kinda thing never really works out for the best.

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From Think Progress

Palin Hasn’t Given The War In Iraq Much Thought. Palin told the Alaska Business Monthly, “I’ve been so focused on state government, I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place.” [Alaska Business Monthly, 3/1/07]

Palin Has Never Been To Iraq. In her only trip overseas, Palin visited Alaska National Guard troops stationed in Kuwait and Germany in July 2007. [AP, 7/25/07]

Palin Believes That The Iraq War Is A Task ‘From God.’ Speaking at the Wasilla Assembly of God church in June, Palin said that “our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God.” [Huffington Post, 9/2/08]

Palin Believes The Iraq War Was Fought Over Oil. “We are a nation at war and in many [ways] the reasons for war are fights over energy sources,” Palin told BusinessWeek in an interview. [BusinessWeek, 8/29/08]

Palin Didn’t Have A Passport Until 2007. Palin first obtained a passport in July 2007 for her trip to Kuwait and Germany to visit Alaska National Guard troops. Her only other trips outside of the United States have been to Canada and Mexico. A Palin spokeswoman had previously said that Palin had also been to Ireland, although it was actually just a “refueling stop” on her Germany/Kuwait trip. [New York Times, 8/29/08; Politico, 9/2/08; ABC News, 9/12/08]

Palin Has Never Issued An Order To The Alaska National Guard. Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell, the service commander of the Alaska National Guard, has stated that Palin has never personally ordered the National Guard to do anything. [McClatchy, 9/4/08]

Palin Is Unaware Of The Bush Doctrine. During an interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibson, Palin was stumped about the Bush Doctrine, thinking it was the President’s “worldview.” [ABC News, 9/11/08]

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  • re: Eve Stevens

    I think the focus on her wardrobe is a little overstated. We should focus on policy! The discussion of her clothing shows a strong amount of media sexism in my opinion. But I don’t think that is too surprising.

    Yet, I must remind you that she wasn’t the only woman in this election race – and definitely NOT the only one to succumb to sexist attacks. And if it wasn’t for Clinton, Palin wouldn’t have been chosen for VP in the first place.

    But most importantly, your comment about Barack Obama (in case you forgot his name) being a “black socialist” makes you sound very racist, in my opinion.

    Who cares that he is black? Who cares that Palin is a woman? Let’s get back to policy.

  • Isn’t this typical, one woman in the election race and all I am reading about are criticisms of her wardrobe and that she is dumb.
    Instead you want to vote for a black socialist who will immediately declare C02 to be a dangerous pollutant, (I can’t think of anything more stupid than that) which will immediately increase all electricity and fuel costs as well as the price of everything you buy. That will finish off the remains of our economy.

  • Yoo Hoo Patricia…Anyone who does not see Sarah Palin's character strengths and propensity to absorb and master complex matters is blind. Abuse ad hominem is a sure sign that you have nothing constructive to say because you have no constructive thought skills, only destructive.

    I bet you are a charter reader of Rolling Stone or some other publication of such high intellectual activity. Now you want to talk about dumb! Lets talk Joe "Einstein" Biden! However, I won't engage in your level of argument, as the outcome would simply not be fair to you. And fairwell my dear, as I will not again visit this low point site in journalistic attempt.

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