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.