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Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:36 AM

Sarah Palin 'believed Queen was in charge of British forces in Iraq'

Sarah Palin 'believed Queen was in charge of British forces in Iraq'

Sarah Palin believed that the Queen rather than the prime minister was responsible for the decision to keep British forces in Iraq, according to research done for a new film chronicling her brief political rise.

The former Alaska governor reportedly made the comment during the 2008 presidential campaign as aides to John McCain, the Republican candidate, scrambled to bring his surprise-pick running mate up to speed on foreign affairs.

Her confusion emerged during a coaching session with Steve Schmidt, a top McCain adviser, who asked Mrs Palin what she would do if Britain began to waver in its commitment to the Iraq war.

In one of the many rambling responses that steadily eroded her credibility during the campaign, Mrs Palin reportedly replied that she would "continue to have an open dialogue" with the Queen.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/sarah-palin/9094048/Sarah-Palin-believed-Queen-was-in-charge-of-British-forces-in-Iraq.html

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Reply Sarah Palin 'believed Queen was in charge of British forces in Iraq' (Original post)
kpete Feb 2012 OP
rfranklin Feb 2012 #1
trumad Feb 2012 #2
edhopper Feb 2012 #3
MidwestTransplant Feb 2012 #4
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #5
Tippy Feb 2012 #6
MisterP Feb 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Feb 2012 #8
hifiguy Feb 2012 #12
benld74 Feb 2012 #9
NoGOPZone Feb 2012 #10
myrna minx Feb 2012 #11
Democrat18 Feb 2012 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:38 AM

1. And if the Queen refused, we could nuke 'em!

 

See, foreign policy isn't that difficult!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:44 AM

2. LOL

Margaret Thatcher must have been an assistant to the queen during the Falkland war.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:49 AM

3. Freddy Mercury

knew she is a killer Queen. Gunpowder, guillotine, Dynamite with a laser beam, Guaranteed to blow your mind, Anytime

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:41 AM

4. It's simply amazing how they celebrate ignorance

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:52 AM

5. If we were deficient in stupid, she'd sufficiently fill the gap.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 11:15 AM

6. I wonder what her reply would be today?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:17 PM

7. she's a LaRouchie?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:21 PM

8. Just for laughs, someone needs to set up a sham meeting with Palin and Helen Mirren

Mirren probably wouldn't even need to be in her "Elizabeth II" gear

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:27 PM

12. Well, that Canadian DJ convinced her

that he was the President of France, much to the amusement of anyone with an IQ over 90.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:21 PM

9. The ONLY time Queen is in charge is when your team wins a championship!!!!1



WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
NO TIME FOR LOSERS, FOR WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
OF THE WORLD

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:24 PM

10. Sarah Palin talking to the Queen?

sounds like a potentially memorable SNL skit

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:25 PM

11. I hope Jim Ward does a skit with this rich material! n.t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:39 PM

13. Palin is a Job Creator

 

For comedians!

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