Palin On Iraq

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

From a March 2007 interview:

ABM: We’ve lost a lot of Alaska’s military members to the war in Iraq. How do you feel about sending more troops into battle, as President Bush is suggesting?

Palin: I’ve been so focused on state government, I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place; I want assurances that we are doing all we can to keep our troops safe.

Our potential new commander-in-chief…..

BONUS:  Audio from an interview with Palin two weeks ago… "Let’s make sure we have a plan here"….

Doesn’t sound very cohesive…

Oh, and she doesn’t really know what a VP does… from an interview before her selection.  Fun starts at 2:50 minutes in….


Clearly, McCain selected Palin to get the women vote — particularly, those disgruntled Hillary supporters.  But why her specifically?  Why not Condi Rice?  Or Olympia Snow?  Someone with more experience?  When McCain started his bid for the presidency, Palin wasn’t even governor of Alaska yet.

This is truly a bizarre choice, in that it reveals McCain’s desire to win, rather than his desire to do what is best (even on his own terms) for what is best for the country.  Hopefully, people will see through this transparently political choice.