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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Who Said I Can See Russia?

18 comments:

Lennie said...

Preach the truth brother!

Palin should be running for president. She's the only one brave enough to expose the obamanation for the Muslim he really is and will return the country to the people! She'll be getting my write-in vote!

Johnny Rico said...

Lennie,

Exactly! I will write in Palin or maybe Ron Paul. The rest of the idiots can kiss it. RINOs and liberal socialist sheep Demoturds won't ever again get my vote after what they've done to this country.

Blogger said...

The reason I posted this was it illustrates how ill informed the people are. I have to fight off getting discouraged.

George said...

Of course the real soundbite from the Charlie Gibson interview on 9/11/08 isn't much better than Tina Fey's rendition (and where she drew her satirical inspiration).

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of this state give you?

PALIN: They're our next door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.


Quite the insight.

guy faulkes said...

Are you saying the statement is not true, George, or that the proximity of Alaska to Russia is irrelevant? Somehow those that live is Alaska feel differently, I would suspect.

The sad thing about your thread, Blogger, is that many people only hear what the left wing news tell them, from this to the Florida shooting, to Obama's performance. Your link proves this.

George said...

Are you saying the statement is not true?

Absolutely not. Palin certainly didn't say "I can see Russia from my house". But if I wouldn't exactly be bragging about what Palin actually said.

Her answer to Gibson's question didn't even come close to answering the question. This is why SNL chose to satirize the event.

guy faulkes said...

Are you saying the proximity of Russia to Alaska was not a concern to Palin or it should not have been? As she was the governor of Alaska, I am interested in your reasoning.

Her answer might not have satisfied you or the lefties on SNL, but what gives you the power to decide for the rest of us?

George said...

Are you saying the proximity of Russia to Alaska was not a concern to Palin or it should not have been?

Again, no.

Gibson asked Palin what insights are gained from that proximity to Russia. She responded with "They're our next door neighbors." Yes, yes they are. We've established that. Now answer the question.

Lefties or not, that "answer" shouldn't satisfy anyone.

guy faulkes said...

I know a lot about my nest door neighbors. Do you not?

It seems personal experience flavors the way you look at this answer.

Anonymous said...

George is your typical dishonest Liberal. He takes one shot enough section out of an entire interview and tries to follow urban legend at all costs.

PALIN: First off, we're going to continue good relations with Saakashvili there. I was able to speak with him the other day and giving him my commitment, as John McCain's running mate, that we will be committed to Georgia. And we've got to keep an eye on Russia. For Russia to have exerted such pressure in terms of invading a smaller democratic country, unprovoked, is unacceptable and we have to keep...

GIBSON: You believe unprovoked.

PALIN: I do believe unprovoked and we have got to keep our eyes on Russia, under the leadership there. I think it was unfortunate. That manifestation that we saw with that invasion of Georgia shows us some steps backwards that Russia has recently taken away from the race toward a more democratic nation with democratic ideals.That's why we have to keep an eye on Russia.

And, Charlie, you're in Alaska. We have that very narrow maritime border between the United States, and the 49th state, Alaska, and Russia. They are our next door neighbors.We need to have a good relationship with them. They're very, very important to us and they are our next door neighbor.

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

GIBSON: What insight does that give you into what they're doing in Georgia?


PALIN: Well, I'm giving you that perspective of how small our world is and how important it is that we work with our allies to keep good relation with all of these countries, especially Russia. We will not repeat a Cold War. We must have good relationship with our allies, pressuring, also, helping us to remind Russia that it's in their benefit, also, a mutually beneficial relationship for us all to be getting along.

Sarah Palin on Russia:

We cannot repeat the Cold War. We are thankful that, under Reagan, we won the Cold War, without a shot fired, also. We've learned lessons from that in our relationship with Russia, previously the Soviet Union.

We will not repeat a Cold War. We must have good relationship with our allies, pressuring, also, helping us to remind Russia that it's in their benefit, also, a mutually beneficial relationship for us all to be getting along.

GIBSON: Would you favor putting Georgia and Ukraine in NATO?

PALIN: Ukraine, definitely, yes. Yes, and Georgia.

GIBSON: Because Putin has said he would not tolerate NATO incursion into the Caucasus.

PALIN: Well, you know, the Rose Revolution, the Orange Revolution, those actions have showed us that those democratic nations, I believe, deserve to be in NATO.

Putin thinks otherwise. Obviously, he thinks otherwise, but...

GIBSON: And under the NATO treaty, wouldn't we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?

PALIN: Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help.

But NATO, I think, should include Ukraine, definitely, at this point and I think that we need to -- especially with new leadership coming in on January 20, being sworn on, on either ticket, we have got to make sure that we strengthen our allies, our ties with each one of those NATO members.

We have got to make sure that that is the group that can be counted upon to defend one another in a very dangerous world today.

Sarkazein said...

Hillary ???????? That was a Sarkazien-- above comment

Sarkazein said...

Should read: he takes one short enough section...

George said...

Guy, the fact remains that she didn't answer the question. It's like if I asked you "what's your favorite movie?" and you answered with "I have movies".

She did well with the rest of the interview, but SNL chose to satirize that moment because of its absurdity.

Sarkazein said...

George- It was Gibson's question, not Palin's declaration. She did answer it....


GIBSON: What insight does that give you into what they're doing in Georgia?

PALIN: Well, I'm giving you that perspective of how small our world is and how important it is that we work with our allies to keep good relation with all of these countries, especially Russia. We will not repeat a Cold War. We must have good relationship with our allies, pressuring, also, helping us to remind Russia that it's in their benefit, also, a mutually beneficial relationship for us all to be getting along.

That was her insight.

Sarkazein said...

Gibson's question was somewhat moronic. Palin was kind enough not to insult him for the dumb-ass question. Gibson must have been thinking (and George) that the only insight would be Palin slipping in and out of Russia by kayak on espionage missions.
BUT, liberals would cut her down either way. With closed-minded people Palin cannot win.
Palin achieved more in life than Obama ever even wrote about. But the liberals don't care.

Anonymous said...

I, as a liberal, will admit that Sarah Palin never claimed she could see Russia from her house. But I'm not at all sorry this happened to her. If you want to find precedent for similar events I encourage you to find out if Al Gore ever actually claimed to have created the internet. (Hint: he didn't)

Sarkazein said...

Anonymouse- You are right. Algore just made a bad choice in words when describing his limited involvement in voting "aye" on some related legislation. BUT Algore had a rep for self-aggrandising. You know, love songs being written about him and his ability to see in the future regarding climate and the loss of Polar Bears. The Palin/Tina Faye thing was taking a statement of fact in a successful attempt to make someone look foolish. Done by a woman who claims, as a hard-core liberal, to be a strong advocate for women's rights and advancement..

Sarkazein said...

Liberalism is based on envy. The latest thing with Hilary Rosen insulting full-time motherhood and Ann Romney, is jealousy or envy. Ann Romney is an attractive woman with a handsome successful husband, good looking kids, and earned wealth. Another liberal Democrat hack female came on one of the conservative talk shows to defend Hilary. She actually said-- "I wish I had a husband that could support me so I wouldn't have to work" (loose quote). JEALOUSY! The key to a liberal's character is envy. All of today's liberalism is based on division, and the division is envy.
The attacks on Sarah Palin is the same thing.