(CNN) - Sarah Palin defended the claim that Alaska’s proximity with Russia helps bolster her foreign policy resume in an interview released Thursday.
The Republican VP nominee, asked by CBS’s Katie Couric what she meant by that statement said: “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.
“…our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of,” said Palin.
The Alaska governor, asked if she had ever engaged in negotiations with Russia, said the country had swapped trade missions with her state. “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,” she said.
“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."
Palin has spent the week meeting with foreign leaders in New York, as she seeks to boost her national security and foreign policy credentials.
What a moron.
vapid simply vapid.
Governors don't respond to incursions into US air space, US Air command does.
But if you insist, governor Palin, so many times and how did you respond to the Russian incursions into US air space?
Palin is a joke.....
No comment needed.
I don't even know what to say.
My husband said, "no wonder they are hiding her".
Words fail... who REALLY thinks she is ready... are you willing to put the country at risk? Really?
Wow – this person is dangerously unqualified. God forbid!
OMG...this lady is a loon!!! How in the heck did she get on the international stage...what moron would put her on a vp ticket? Oh, wait, that's right...........
Obama/Biden '08, the only sane choice
Well I feel much better now. Phew...
Can someone stop Palin / Rove from destroying the Social Security system ?
Ha ha ha ha heeee ha
If this answer does not give people a cold shiver down the middle of there spine i don't know what will.
I have heard her speak 2 or 3 times and all I heard her say was,"Russia is my neighbor." She got that sentence down pat. ShouLd we try for another one?
Uh...I think McCain and the repubs should stick with plan "A"...no interviews for Sarah Palin.
I am an 80's girl... this woman reeks of Valley Girls you know like, oh wow, golly gee the Russians are like right next to me. You know like totally Awesome.
WOW (shaking my head) WOW
NO wonder the campaign would like to postpone the VP debate indefinitely....
She sounds like the guy in "Spinal Tap" explaining an amplifier
yea and in her whole time in politics she has never not once had any type of communication or contact with Russia or there officials
When was the last time Russian military aircraft crossed into Alaskan airspace? And when it did, was it the Governor of Alaska on the phone with Breznhev? Come on Palin! You are digging yourself ever deeper!
Are you kidding me? Are these her actual comments? It appears that this woman has been coached to such an extent that she can no longer communicate in English.
She really can't string a sentence together, can she?
The way I see it, as this point in time neither Obama or McCain have been elected president. At this point in time they are still both Senators and should spend time in the Senate working on the best possible economic solution.
Nothing/no one would "suffer" if the debate were postponed a couple of weeks. But, of course, OBama would have to start all over again — with a NEW set of facts — to practice debating with his coach. Tough!
Go back to the Senate, Obama — and do the job — JUST ONCE — that you were actually elected to do.
If there was EVER any doubt that she is completely unprepared to govern anything, read the transcript of this interview. She can't find an intelligible sentence with a map and three flashlights.
Pardon me while I laugh. The person can't be serious?