Skip to comments.Responding to the 'No Forign Policy Experience' rap on Palin
Posted on 08/30/2008 6:40:18 AM PDT by TexasNative2000
The talking points are out there. You've heard the stock responses to the pick of Gov. Palin as McCain's running mate. The first and foremost stab is....."
"She's got no foreign policy experience."
This is BY FAR the easiest one to knock out of the park.
Three of our past five presidents have been governors (Bush, Clinton, Carter). Each of them came to the job with as much 'foreign policy' experience as Palin has. Each governorship brings its own set of working conditions. As governor of Texas, Bush had extensive dealing with Mexico which provided some level of exposure to foreign policy. Palin governs Alaska which is surround by water and Canada. Carter and Clinton both governed states which do not border either of our neighboring countries.
So, Sarah Palin has no less foreign policy experience than those three Presidents. What makes her situation different? Is it because she is a woman with no foreign policy experience? Is she subtly being accused of being 'too soft' to gain foreign policy experience?
The next time you hear someone complain about 'no foreign policy experience', consider it a sexist remark.
Her proximity to Canada is, as you say, sufficient to beat this one. But I’m wondering is the state of Alaska had had any dealings with neighboring Russia in the last two years. I imagine they have. If so, Palin had dealt with a foreign ally (Canada) and a foreign adversary (Russia). Obama is not in her league.
He asked the '3 a.m. phone call' question and wondered if you wanted Biden or Palin answering the phone. The real question, of course, is do you want Obama or McCain answering the phone.
Actually Clinton did have foreign policy experience - it was his policy to hit on as many English chicks as possible while at Cambridge.
Does anyone else find it funny that a US Senator who cant even remember on which committee he serves, who doesnt even know who his states largest trading partner is, who claims that there are 57 states and who thinks that Canada has a President has the temerity to claim that our hot babe VP has zero experience? :)
Easy. Neither does Barack Obama, and yet he was nominated for President where as Palin is nominated for the #2 spot in the ticket.
And you bet he believes Obama can with his no foreign policy experience. Then again, Obama is the messiah. LOL
Governors do not have much foreign policy experience, but they have LEADERSHIP experience.....something Sen Obama and Sen Biden cannot claim they have.
Gov Palin introduced, negotiated and signed legislation she wanted....both as mayor and as governor.
Sen Obama cannot make such a claim.
Sen Biden did negotiate on behalf of credit card companies.
You have a foreign policy team.....Sen Obama has over 100 on his foreign policy team for the campaign.....experience is not an absolute necessity....leadership and making the tough call is absolutely necessary.
So far, Sen Obama has not shown that he has or can make tough decisions.....his answer to that question was voting against the Iraq War which was a lie as he was not in federal office at that time.
To remind you...I believe it was just after we went to Iraq, she sat with Russert and said that "Taking out Saddam has been the Policy of the Democratic Party"...leaving the impression that their idea was being stolen...and any credit should go to the Dems.
Palin: What can I say...Their son is going to Iraq. God Speed to him and his "brothers".
I’m watching the Sat. morning talk shows and the line of attack seems to be “McCain is 72 years old and this woman is the next in line?” I just find it amazing that Dems attack a VICE PRESIDENTIAL nominee who allegedly lacks experience when their own PRESIDENTIAL nomineed lacks the same. Amazing line of attack that the MSM seems to accept. I’m flabbergasted by this insane hypocrisy.
A little humor: At 3 AM, her answering machine might say: “Gone Hunting”.
Scenario #2: Phone rings.....Biden answes....says: "Barak can't take this call.....can I take a message?".....
Reagan was a also governor.
Yes the key here is which candidate has shown leadership qualities and the ability to get things done. Palin beats them all in this regard.
When it comes to accomplishments, Barry’s cupboard is as bare as can be.
Cafferty is such a poser like Biden. Worthless windbag scowling like he’s Mr. Macho and a know-it-all. Obama is on record with his absurd statements that show he is a danger to our nation’s well-being. Palin will put them all to shame.
What struck me about the media coverage is that they:
1) Spoke as if Palin were running for President.
2) Spoke as if McCain were already in the grave.
But none of them spoke about the concerns of Biden’s age and the possibility of Obama being assasinated.
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