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lolamio Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:37 PM
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More from the Palin interview: "...you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/11/palins-abc-int...

PALIN: We have to keep our eyes on Russia. Under the leadership there.

GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They're our next door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska


Am I allowed to say that she is dumber than a box of rocks?!
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Curtland1015 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:38 PM
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1. Sure you can... if you're holding a map.
What a dumb ass that lady is.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:38 PM
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2. The Bering Strait is 53 miles wide
guess she has damn good vision



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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:10 PM
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38. got to love those pics!
They are great!
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:32 PM
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52. thanks
distribute freely
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:38 PM
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3. Wow. She really sucks, doesn't she?
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:04 PM
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33. Why are you so sexist?
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:12 PM
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40. LOL! good one. welcome to du!
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Heather MC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:31 PM
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50. I agree with Palin,
Once I went to the top of the Eiffel tower and I learned all I needed to know about the french
Government, why I could have been VP that day.

and then once I went to the top of the fake Eiffel tower at Kingsdom Dominion and I could See DC
SO McCAIN SHOULD HAVE PICKED ME TO BE HIS RUNNING MATE!!!!
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:38 PM
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4. I agree with Randi Rhodes. This has to be a SNL skit
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:39 PM
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54. She IS an SNL skit.
She's a spoof of herself.
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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:39 PM
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5. You certainly are not allowed to say that!
It is incredibly insulting and offensive to rocks.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:39 PM
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6. Gary Coleman > Sarah Palin.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:39 PM
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7. Yes, you can say that... Clearly the sight of eastern Siberia can't be foreign policy credentials
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:39 PM
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8. Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauck!!!!
Mega dumber than a box of rocks!

:wow:
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donna123 Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:42 PM
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9. that is so funny
omg, can there be people in this country truly nutty enough to vote for mccain and her just cause she's a hockey mom or a soccer mom or a handball mom or whatever

omg
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codjh9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:42 PM
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10. Even if you could, WTF does that have to do with anything?!?! It's that scare-mongering bullshit.
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Riddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:46 PM
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11. You can see 7 states from Rock City, Ga. too, but that doesn't mean
you know shit from shinola about what's going on in them
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:16 PM
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43. rock city is on lookout mountain
in tennessee
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falcon97 Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:47 PM
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12. It's the same effing reason that they dish on energy.
"Well, she's an energy expert because Alaska's got a bunch of oil in the ground." People CAN'T be that stupid....they CAN'T be.
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:25 AM
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62. I eat at a Portuguese restaurant every week.
Can I be the ambassador to Portugal?
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VoodooGuru Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:47 PM
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13. The Spectator weekly (the british one) had this to say
Ah, just when you pro-Republican monkeys were beginning to think that John McCain was looking a pretty good bet, he goes and chooses a backwoods polar-bear-strangling Britney Spears manqu as a running mate a woman who appears to believe that the earth was created precisely 4,004 years ago and who, in earlier times, found the Republican Party inclined at far too shallow an angle to the right. A sort of Alaskan version of Pauline Hanson, except with a better embonpoint. These desolate wide open spaces full of biting things and stinging things always seem to push people toward the reflexive and unforgiving political right; cities, by contrast, tilt towards the left. Except Jerusalem, obviously.

And this:

You sort of wonder what they discussed, John and Sarah, at that first meeting on 28 August. Foreign affairs? Palin has absolutely no track record there whatsoever. It has been suggested that she will be very good at foreign affairs because Alaska is so near to Russia, just a short hop across the Bering Strait. So she must know what its like there. Cold, snowy, lots of bears, etc. Brilliant. The advantage which John McCain held over Barack Obama in terms of experience and worldliness is, at the very best, somewhat diluted by the revelation that his running mate is a complete and utter ingnue whose previous attitude to foreigners has been one of peremptory hostility.

Here's the full (hilarious) article:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-magazine/features/205736...
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chappydog26 Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:48 PM
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14. Quite possibly the dumbest thing ever uttered by Palin
And we still have 54 days left!
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:50 PM
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17. Now Now Now.. I think "The diff. between a hockey mom and a pitbull" deserves a nod.
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:18 PM
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45. you can say that again!
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:50 PM
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18. Now Now Now.. I think "The diff. between a hockey mom and a pitbull" deserves a nod.
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:18 PM
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46. thanks
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 11:22 PM
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58. Hahaha.. I really didn't post that twice... DU duped.. but that's friggin funny! NT
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Lancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:52 PM
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19. I can see the moon from my house.
Doesn't make me an astronaut.
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Punkingal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:55 PM
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22. Bwahahahaha!
:rofl:
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codjh9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:57 PM
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24. Bwahahaha #2 !!! Yeh, so's let's attack thet there MOON!
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:02 PM
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30. AHAHAHAHHAA!
:rofl: :rofl:
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:11 PM
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39. Hahaha!!!!
:rofl:
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:13 PM
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41. Very, very good!
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:17 PM
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ZOMG! I promote you head of Moon/Earth Relations
:thumbsup:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:32 PM
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51. LOL
Good one!

:rofl:
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:24 AM
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60. great!!!
:rofl:
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Zorro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:49 PM
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15. To be fair
the distance between Diomede and Little Diomede Islands is only a couple of miles.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:46 PM
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57. But how far is it from Anchorage or Juneau?
From Anchorage it is about 640 miles.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:49 PM
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16. Sarah Palin is the most cynical joke ever purpotrated on the Republican Party's own people.
They have to vote for this ridiculous nitwit?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:55 PM
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20. "And whenever a place is out of ranch, I always order Russian dressing!"
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:55 PM
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21. Technically she is right, if you are looking from Little Diomede Island toward Big Diomede Island.
Edited on Thu Sep-11-08 09:56 PM by texas1928
The islands are separated by an international border and the International Date Line which is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) from each island. At the closest distance between the Little Diomede, US and the Big Diomede, Russia, the two islands are only about 4 km (2.4 mi) apart. The small habitation on the Little Diomede Island is centered to the west side of the island at the City of Diomede.

But they are islands covered in ice. Not much going on there that really involves international relations. Still 2.4 miles is a pretty good distance.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:56 PM
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23. Technically, you can see Big Diomede Island from Little Diomede Island.
Edited on Thu Sep-11-08 09:57 PM by Crunchy Frog


That's definitely sufficient for foreign policy expertise.
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:02 PM
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31. Diomedes Islands: satellite view
Palin's foreign policy credentials seen from the sky

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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:06 PM
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35. All those poor people living on Little Diomede.
Living in the shadow of the Red Menace all these years. :scared:
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:10 PM
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37. Yes, the 147 (2007 census) of them
Darn, I am quoting Wikipedia, I feel like an expert too.
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:57 PM
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25. Actually, this kinda makes sense...
Since she wants to teach creationism in school, she's probably also of the opinion that the Earth is flat.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:57 PM
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26. I can see my toes when I lay down after eating a bag of potato chips.
That makes me qualified to join the olympic ice skating team. yep.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:07 PM
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36. That makes you a fully qualified podiatrist.
:)
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:57 PM
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27. Yet she can't find her ass with two hands and a flashlight.
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pinkpops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 09:58 PM
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28. I can see Mars from my back porch.
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:03 PM
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32. Palin: I can see Uranus from my porch
I won't tell what I could tell when I saw it...
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:01 PM
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29. Wow, Palin is America's first VP psychic
I wonder if she can tell things about people from just touching their rings and watches, like the later Peter Hurkos said he could do. Maybe she could perform in night clubs if she doesn't get the VP gig. Condi Rice could be at the piano, playing dramatic music.
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codjh9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:04 PM
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34. She must be standing on top of the 900-ft. Jesus Oral Roberts claimed to have seen
several years ago. :^)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:13 PM
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42. "Look, Peter -- you can see your house from here!"
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pinkpops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:26 PM
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48. Wendy - is that you?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:29 PM
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49. : )
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:17 PM
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44. Palin on Russia US relations


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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:22 PM
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47. Lawd have mercy
that is just unfucking believable! That's her insight into Russia, it's a place people can see. She must know all about Canada too, since she flys over part of it when she goes home to hide from the press.

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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:35 PM
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53. I used to live in Michigan.
I could look across Lake Huron and see Canada. Magically I learned how to speak Canadian!
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:40 PM
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55. My God, she really is that shallow.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 10:43 PM
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56. That should be combined with McCain saying the same thing ...
... and run continuously. Demonstrates both as not taking the VP selection as serious.
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Frank Booth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:20 AM
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59. This exchange neatly sums up the Palin campaign.
McCain has been hiding behind Ms. Clueless the past few weeks.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:25 AM
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61. That was such a STOOPID comment....
she's an idiot.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:26 AM
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63. Is she for real? ROLF. Can you spell L.O.S.E.R.? n/t
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