Hat tip to Think Progress for this handy guide to a few choice responses from Gov.
Quayle Palin in her first, and likely judging from her performance, last, one-on-one interview.
The quotes were pulled from TP, the snark is all mine…
On National Security Credentials: “Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring to this table, Charlie, and that’s with the energy independence that I’ve been working on for these years as the governor of this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy.”
(Uh-huh… you work on energy independence and that qualifies you to handle our national security issues… how? I don’t know whom I’m more disgusted with; Palin for this ridiculous answer or Gibson for NOT> asking what I just did. Way to be a journalist there Chuck)
On Alaska National Guard: “GIBSON: Have you ever given any kind of command decision to the Alaska National Guard?PALIN: We have called up National Guardsmen to help in other states who have gone in emergency status. We have assisted there.
(Oh, then we were wrong. She’s called up the National Guard, she’s more than qualified to lead… it’s so hard to express sarcasm in the written form)
On Traveling Outside The Country:
GIBSON: Had you ever traveled outside the country prior to your trip to Kuwait and Germany last year?PALIN: Canada, Mexico, and then yeah — that trip was the trip of a lifetime to visit our troops in Kuwait and stop and visit our injured soldiers in Germany.
(Ok, new question: ‘have you ever traveled outside the American continent prior to your trip to Kuwait and Germany last year?’)
On Visiting With Foreign Head Of State:
GIBSON: Have you ever met a foreign head of state?
PALIN: I have not and I think if you go back in history and you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same answer.
(Seriously? That’s your answer?)
PALIN: We’ve gotta keep an eye on Russia. … You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.
GIBSON: What insight does that give you into what they’re doing inside 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 relations with all of these countries, especially Russia.
(And we have yet another instance of the ‘Inane Palin Talking Point That Won’t Die’…she’s qualified to deal with Russia because you can see Russia from Alaska... aaaahhh, the stupid, it burns!
Seriously, has there ever been a worse performance by a VP candidate before; not counting Admiral Stockdale?)