Jewish Journal

Sarah Palin discusses foreign-policy experience

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 25, 2008 | 5:29 pm

Rod Dreher continues to be disappointed with Sarah Palin. (In other bad news from the base, Richard Cizik, VP of the National Association of Evangelicals, said John McCain “seems to be waffling on issue after issue.) His latest grievance is courtesy of Palin’s interview with Katie Couric; the video is below. He writes that Palin mechanically follows talking points and at times appears to be just babbling.

“She makes George W. Bush sound like Cicero,” Dreher writes.


After excerpting what he thought was the most coherent portion of the interview, Dreher offered these remarks:

I remember the morning I woke up in my college dorm room and went in to take my final exam in my Formal Logic class. I knew I was unready. Massively unready. And now I was going to be put to the ultimate test. I sat down in Dr. Sarkar’s class and resolved to wing it. Of course I failed the exam and failed the class, because I had no idea what I was talking about. I wasn’t a bad kid, or even a stupid kid. I was just badly unprepared, and in way over my head. Seeing the Palin interview on CBS, I thought of myself in Dr. Sarkar’s exam. But see, I was a college undergraduate who had the chance to take the class again, which I did, and passed (barely). I wasn’t running for vice president of the United States.

Watch the entire interview here or a portion, in which Palin explains her comment that being neighbors with Russia has given her foreign-policy experience, is after the jump:

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