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November 5, 2008

RIP: Sarah Palin’s political career


I friend told me a few months ago that she felt bad for Sarah Palin. She had been elevated too high too quickly, and the move would likely cost her a promising political career. Agreed, though I don’t think that is a bad thing.

I’ve blogged more than many of you would like about Palin during the past 10 weeks. I’m glad to say goodbye to the Alaska governor. First, though, please indulge this post, courtesy of Fox News’ campaign reporter Carl Cameron.

It turns out Cameron had been told some very embarrassing things about Palin, but on the condition that he not report them until after the election. Well, that day was today. Here’s what Cameron said:

CAMERON: There was great concern in the McCain campaign that Sarah Palin lacked a degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, and a heartbeat away from the presidency.

We are told by folks that she didn’t know what countries were in NAFTA — the North American Free Trade Agreement. That being Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. We’re told that she didn’t understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series — a country just in itself. A whole host of questions that caused serious problems about her knowledgeability.

Also turns out Palin refused media training before her disastrous interview with Katie Couric. No surprise there. For a reminder, watch the video after the jump:

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