Foreign policy is federal and not state business. Palin could have avoided her nonsensical commentary but felt compelled to testify to her enhanced foreign policy credentials. Her short version – we are next to Russia which is next to Alaska, next to Russia across from Alaska. The circular justification of proximity as policy expertise should rear any head. Putin must be salivating.
PALIN: “Our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of.”
COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations? For example, with the Russians.
PALIN: “We have trade missions back and forth, 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 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.” – CBS – YOUTUBE.