McCain: I’ve turned to Palin for foreign policy advice many times in the past

On NPR this morning:

NPR: Given what you’ve said Senator, is there an occasion where you could imagine turning to Governor Palin for advice in a foreign policy crisis.

MCCAIN: I’ve turned to her advice many times in the past, I can’t imagine turning to Senator Obama or Senator Biden cuz they’ve been wrong, they were wrong about Iraq, wrong about Russia…

NPR: But would you turn to Governor Palin?

MCCAIN: I certainly wouldn’t turn to them, and I’ve already turned to Governor Palin particularly on energy issues and I’ve appreciated her background and knowledge on that and many other issues.

NPR: Does her energy qualification extend to the international energy market?

MCCAIN: Of course. Of course. That’s what it’s all about. It extends to a broad variety of issues from her worldview to threats that we face, to radical Islamic extremism, to specific areas of the world. I’m very proud of her, and proud of the knowledge and background that she has.

Yeah, right, Joe Biden doesn’t hold a candle to the woman who’s read most of the newspapers and magazines in the world. And McCain has turned to her for sage foreign policy advice “many times in the past”? He’s known her a month. Please do tell, what areas, plural, of foreign policy expertise did John McCain get schooling in the past month from Sarah Palin? McCain said it’s happened “many times” – so give us two examples please. And he turns to her for advice on her world view on radical Islamic extremism? Oh please, her expertise in the Middle East is limited to taking a taxi in Anchorage from a guy named Ahmed. And her expertise in particular areas of the world? She just got her passport last year – what areas of the world is she an expert on, and more of an expert than John McCain? The great threat from radical Canadian extremism?

Once again the question arises: lying McCain or demented McCain?


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