Alaska is right next to Russia. She understands that.
So apparently Sarah Palin is qualified to be vice president and president for two reasons:
- She is aware of Alaska’s geographic location; and
- As governor of Alaska, she conducted diplomacy with Russia.
Steve Benen agrees.
Remember, when Doocy first made the argument, it was so laughable on its face that Jon Stewart called him a “moron.” Now, the Republican nominee for president is making the same pitch, hoping people are just stupid enough to believe it.
Palin has never been to Russia. She’s never demonstrated any expertise on U.S. policy towards Russia. She doesn’t have any background in international relations at any level. But for Republicans, the fact that she’s lived in a state near Russia is somehow a qualification for national office.