I swear this is exactly what McCain said this morning to NPR. I had to read it twice to make sure something wasn’t wrong with my contacts. This is starting to sound like a satire piece already. I realize McCain is trying desperately to pump up Sarah Palin to the general public, but please, I can only stomach so much BS in one day. I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry when I read that statement. Here is what McCain had to say to NPR today…
Given what you’ve said, senator, is there an occasion where you could imagine turning to Gov. Palin for advice in a foreign policy crisis?
I’ve turned to her advice many times in the past. I can’t imagine turning to Sen. Obama or Sen. Biden, because they’ve been wrong. They were wrong about Iraq, they were wrong about Russia. Sen. Biden wanted to divide Iraq into three different countries. He voted against the first Gulf War. Sen. Obama has no experience whatsoever and has been wrong in the issues that he’s been involved in.
But would you turn to Gov. Palin?
I certainly wouldn’t turn to them, and I already have turned to Gov. Palin, particularly on energy issues, and I’ve appreciated her background and knowledge on that and many other issues.
Here is the part of the interview where the Senator is asked about the VP debate and Joe Biden. I love the snarky question about Alaska’s proximity to Russia. Also, Steve asks a very important question about her knowledge of the International Energy Market. Now don’t laugh Steve was being very serious.
Senator, as you know, the vice presidential debate comes on Thursday – your running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, against Joe Biden. Gov. Palin has been asked about her foreign policy qualifications and cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as one reason she’s qualified. I’d like to ask you, senator, what specifically do you believe that Alaska’s proximity to Russia adds to Palin’s foreign policy qualifications?
Well, I think the fact that they have had certain relationships, but that’s not the major she has stated, and you know that. The major reason she has stated is because she has the knowledge and background on a broad variety of issues, including probably the major challenge of America, and that’s energy independence. And she has been responsible, taken on the oil companies, and we now are going to have a $40 billion natural gas pipeline. She has oversighted the natural gas and oil and natural resources of the state of Alaska and, by the way, quit when she saw corruption there. She has the world view that I have. She is very highly qualified and very knowledgeable.
Does her energy qualification extend to the international energy market?
Of course, that’s what it’s all about. It extends to a broad variety of issues, from her world view of the threats that we face of radical Islamic extremism, to specific areas of the world. I’m very proud of her, and proud of the knowledge and background that she has.
If after reading those you still possess the will to live; image McCain asking Palin for advice on her world view on radical Islamic extremism? Give me a break, the closest she might ever come to having Middle East experience would be-if she went into a local grocery store in New York and the owner’s name was Abdul. Did you catch the part were McCain said he has “turned to Palin many times in the past on foreign policy issues?” McCain has known her less than a month; enquiring minds want to know exactly what advice she gave??? Call it morbid curiosity…