Palin defends Alaska-Russia foreign policy remark
Palin defends claim that living so close to Russia makes for foreign policy experience
When Couric asked how Alaska's closeness to Russia enhanced her foreign policy experience, Palin said, "Well, it certainly does because our ... our next-door neighbors are foreign countries." Alaska shares a border with Canada.
Palin didn't answer directly when Couric inquired about whether she had been involved in any negotiations with the Russians.
"We have trade missions back and forth," she replied, although Russia is not among the state's top 20 export partners. As she continued, Palin brought up Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
"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 — where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. 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 ... to our state," she said.
Представляю какая свора реслубликанских советников и консультатнтов бегает вокруг неё с трясущимися ручёнками, какую бы затычку вставить, как бы её надрессировать чтобы рот открывала только по команде, и не больше пяти секунд за один раз.