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Palin Enrolls in International Relations 101

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Posted on Sep 24, 2008
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Padding the resumé: Sarah Palin sits with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in New York.

After weeks of embarrassing displays of political incompetence and general ignorance of current events, Sarah Palin participated in a daylong tour de force of international relations at the United Nations. Henry Kissinger, Hamid Karzai and Alvaro Uribe were among the officials she encountered on a day during which she “largely listened.”


On a whirlwind day in Manhattan yesterday, Sarah Palin had her first national security briefing, met her first heads of state and got her first foreign policy tutorial from Henry Kissinger—but she still has not held her first news conference.

Palin came to New York City as the United Nations convened its annual General Assembly so she could acquire foreign policy knowledge and connections—and the pictures of her with foreign leaders—that she needs as GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s running mate.

But in the news media capital of the world, Palin dodged reporters and their questions. She’s given two TV interviews but hasn’t held a news conference since McCain tapped her on Aug. 29.

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By truthseeker4all, September 24, 2008 at 11:13 pm Link to this comment

@Cran Berry:  I hope to Palin’s god you are being sarcastic!

When will the media stop following this idiot around and letting the McLaim camp call the shots?  If Palin isn’t taking questions, the media should ignore her.  Maybe then McLaim will let the woman speak (or, maybe they’d be happy with her silence).

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By S. FONSEKA, September 24, 2008 at 9:14 pm Link to this comment
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“THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE ECONOMY ARE SOUND” John McCain - next President of the USA.

If we lose the war on the economy, how are we going to win the war on terrorsim?

All you Republicans who voted for Bush are responsible for this economic crisis. Even the Iranian President at the UN Assembly predicted the collapse of USA as an economic super power.  Lets vote Republican again. McCain and Bush want Obama to help the Republicans to save the economy.

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By Jennifer, September 24, 2008 at 6:21 pm Link to this comment
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It seems to me that conservatives are not nearly as loud, obnoxious, or enthusiastic ( can I say bitchy? ) as the left, but come November they are going to go quietly to the polls ANYWAY and vote for the lesser of two evils.

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By hippy pam, September 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm Link to this comment


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By Big B, September 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment

It is still a goddamn miracle how this idiot and her running mate are even within shouting distance in this race. How?

It may just be that the US is packed full of morons, just like gov Sarah.

yup, that’s gotta be it!

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By Purple Girl, September 24, 2008 at 3:14 pm Link to this comment

I can hardly contain my utter annoyance with the mantra “18 million Cracks in the Glass Ceiling”..When OUR glass Floor has Poss Up to 11.5 TRILLION Cracks- The ceiling becomes IRRELEVANT!
Oh We all know who you are, The ones who told us to get out of the tree, stop hanging around boys ‘You’ll get a reputation’, laughed or snorted at our Ms. magazines, Thought Gloria Steinem was Radical. You even Scoffed when Mondale named Ferraro as VP. Have no idea a women named Chisholm ran in the ‘70’s, nor even Mosley Braun in ‘04.
You have the zeal and indignation we all had in our teens..We not only grew out of it, we realized some woman Suck just like their male countreparts (Shafely, ‘Miss Manners’).So NOW you are all fired up and full of venom- Well let’s get you focused on the REAL priorities then.
We (Old Libbers) are glad you finally showed up to the party, but we need to get you up to speed. first we don’t just vote for a candidate because it’s a female, Nor just pro Life or Pro choice. We evaluate each candidate EQUALLY on such basic issues as JOBS, WAGES, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION,FOREIGN POLICY/DEFENSE.. In fact We evaluate the females on the same issues and with as much discretion as we do the males.Reverse Sexism Defeats our purpose.
If we are truely cognizant of our ‘feminity’ we realize our Priorities often exclude ourselves. If you want to be a libber( Not a small minded ‘pay backs a Bitch’ Feminist), you will first look at what your children need- they need you to have a job, have a roof over their heads,Safe food in the fridge, a good education, accessible & affordable healthcare (as do Yourself and your parents), We need a Gov’t who works for US and Not for the Corps, Will not sacrific our young adults in yet another ‘Blood For Oil’ War…
If ever was there a time in history that woman should once again turn their attention to the Floor instead of the Ceiling it is NOW!
I will Vote for Sen’s Obama & Biden because they are the BEST Candidates for the Job!
FYI ladies - The Equal Rights movement was Bore From the Womens Movement- We are the Bearers of Diversity- thus never shall the two be separated or allowed to become imbalanced- They are One in the Same!

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By alex, September 24, 2008 at 2:36 pm Link to this comment
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Spent day"largely listening” least she didn’t open mouth and insert foot like Biden’s been doing

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By Catherine, September 24, 2008 at 2:23 pm Link to this comment

Palin is more and more ridiculous. (And Henry Kissinger needs to go home and stay there.)  For an excellent analysis on why Sarah Palin appeals to certain people, read

The author is former US Army Brigadier General (retired) Janis L. Karpinski and she has Palin pegged.

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By DoctorK, September 24, 2008 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment

Yeah, let’s get her to take a health class and then claim she can practice medicine, too!!

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