Palinism of the Day: Foreign Policy Specifics, Ms. Palin?
At a Town Hall on September 17, 2008 for which you had to get a ticket from the GOP to get in:
Question: Governor Palin, there’s been quite a bit of discussion about your perceived lack of foreign policy experience. And I give you your chance: if you could please respond to that criticism and give us specific skills that you think you have to bring to the White House to rebut that or mitigate that concern.
Sarah Palin: Well, I think because I’m a Washington outsider that, uh, that opponents are going to be looking for a whole lot of things that they can criticize and they can kinda try to beat the candidate here, who chose me as his partner, to, um, to kind of tear down the ticket. But as for foreign policy, you know, I think that I am prepared and I know that on January 20th if we are so blessed as to be sworn into office as your President and Vice President, certainly we’ll be ready. I’ll be ready. I have that confidence. I have that readiness. And if you want specifics, specific policy or countries, go ahead and you can ask me. You can even play “Stump the Candidate” if you want to. But we are ready to serve.
In case you were wondering, yes, that was her entire response.