Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

You Gotta Be Kiddin’ Me! Palin To Visit Foreign Leaders At UN?

I guess this is a very desperate attempt to burnish her so-called foreign policy credentials. I really wish that my living nearby the Chinese embassy would give me foreign policy credentials like how Sarah’s credentials are established by her seeing Russia from her house in Alaska.

Anyhoo, the Wall Street Journal reports that:

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will meet with foreign leaders next week at the United Nations, a move to boost her foreign-policy credentials, a Republican strategist said.

Republican candidate John McCain plans to introduce the Alaska governor to heads of state at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, although specific names weren’t yet firmed up. “The meetings will give her some exposure and experience with foreign leaders,” the strategist said. “It’s a great idea.”

McCain and Palin are expected to visit the U.N. on Tuesday, when President George W. Bush will address the international body.

Since her nomination, Palin has energized the Republican base, drawn huge crowds and propelled fund-raising. However, Democrats have attacked her as weak on foreign policy experience. Even on last week’s “Saturday Night Live,” actress Tina Fey spoofed Palin’s assertion that she is familiar with issues involving Russia, noting that Alaska is nearby. “I can see Russia from my house!” Fey-as-Palin said.

Also, here’s another kicker of a line from the McCain campaign:

But McCain advisers hope her U.N. visit will show how quickly Palin can make key connections and become well-versed in foreign-policy issues.

Uh, here in Washington, D.C., we call those “meets and greets” which is nothing more than a, “Hi, how are you, sir? Thank you so much for coming! So nice to meet you!”

How can one be well-versed in foreign policy issues after a “meet and greet?” This is blatantly ridiculous.


September 16, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I’m over Palin. I’m concentrating on the good things the Obama campaign is doing now.

    Case in point: a few days ago, I read an article that Repubs have been building a list of foreclosures to deny people their right to vote. Well, I sent an email to the campaign (as I’m sure many people did), and well, now the Obama campaign is suing them!

    Comment by Suzie Q (not the blogger) | September 16, 2008 | Reply

  2. Sen Hillary Clinton will be there too protesting the Iranian leader. It is not all about Palin

    Comment by 3O3 | September 16, 2008 | Reply

  3. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will be there protesting the Iranian leader as well.

    Comment by 303 | September 16, 2008 | Reply

  4. No, it will be about the Palin-Clinton catfight. Ugh.

    Comment by Suzie Q (not the blogger) | September 17, 2008 | Reply

  5. Slink: On a completely different subject, I have a question to ask you. I haven’t seen Senator Obama’s NEW two-minute ad on the economy that he is going to start airing today/tonight, but I heard that he doesn’t mention John McCain’s name in it.
    Have you seen/heard it yet? If so, what do you think of it–and do you think he should have mentioned the “opposition” in it? Thanks!

    Comment by Midwesterners | September 17, 2008 | Reply

  6. This is so ridiculous. I know this race should be about Obama vs. McCain, but you just can’t help but see how utterly absurd Ms. Palin is. While getting my oil changed yesterday, one of the car salesmen was talking to a woman in the lobby. He started talking about Palin, saying that he just can’t see why people don’t like her. He was making some comment that he didn’t understand people saying that she didn’t have the experience. He recognized me (bought my car from him) and came over to shake my hand. I asked him if he could envision Ms. Palin going to Azerbaijan like Cheney did a couple of weeks ago in order to prevent, or start, the next war. He just smiled….obviously, he didn’t know where Azerbaijan is, and I’m sure Palin just recently found out where it is.

    Concerning the UN meeting, she’ll probably meet the representatives of Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Fiji.

    Comment by General Jack D. Ripper | September 17, 2008 | Reply

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