SP has made an issue of her foreign policy readiness by stating that Alaska is near Russia. This article reports how a CNN reporter went to check that out on the island of Little Diomede. "As a matter of fact, no Alaska governor in the state’s nearly 50 year history has ever visited the remote outpost that still has little running water. We were curious what the Little Diomeders thought about Palin’s claim of foreign policy experience because of the proximity of Siberia. Interestingly, many of these Alaskans had no idea who Sarah Palin was! It turns out they have no TV on the island, and therefore, many don’t follow the news."
This reminds me of the joke we've heard around here so often, "Its not the end of the world, but you can see it from here." Actually, that place is up the road about 20 miles.
Some of these stupid political arguments and speeches of late remind me of writing essays in freshman English class when we would take any bit of information and fact and stretch it to try to convince the teacher of our own points of view.
And...I just ran across this blog commentary about cramming for the debates, comparing this to cramming for a college exam.