Excerpts have leaked from Charlie Gibson’s first of three interviews with Sarah Palin, which will be aired in some form tonight on his ABC News show. We were expecting a puffy sort of chit-chat, and it mostly is, except for the part where they talk about WAR WITH FREAKING RUSSIA. Now, when you run around saying Georgia and Ukraine should be let into NATO — as both John McCain and Barack Obama do — as some reward for establishing a vaguely democratic government, that’s much more than a harmless platitude — there are actual, real-world implications! No one has really bothered to push McCain or Obama on this, which is why it’s so hilarious that Gibson pushed Palin on it during her first big interview. And she fucked up.


PALIN: We cannot repeat the Cold War. We are thankful that, under Reagan, we won the Cold War, without a shot fired, also. We’ve learned lessons from that in our relationship with Russia, previously the Soviet Union.

We will not repeat a Cold War. We must have good relationship with our allies, pressuring, also, helping us to remind Russia that it’s in their benefit, also, a mutually beneficial relationship for us all to be getting along.

GIBSON: Would you favor putting Georgia and Ukraine in NATO?

PALIN: Ukraine, definitely, yes. Yes, and Georgia.

GIBSON: Because Putin has said he would not tolerate NATO incursion into the Caucasus.

PALIN: Well, you know, the Rose Revolution, the Orange Revolution, those actions have showed us that those democratic nations, I believe, deserve to be in NATO.

Putin thinks otherwise. Obviously, he thinks otherwise, but…

GIBSON: And under the NATO treaty, wouldn’t we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?

PALIN: Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help.

But NATO, I think, should include Ukraine, definitely, at this point and I think that we need to — especially with new leadership coming in on January 20, being sworn on, on either ticket, we have got to make sure that we strengthen our allies, our ties with each one of those NATO members.

We have got to make sure that that is the group that can be counted upon to defend one another in a very dangerous world today.

To be fair, no one has any fucking clue what to do about Russia, except that We Must Do Something To Stop Them. But when you’re asked in an interview under any circumstances whether we’ll have to go to War with Russia, you should never respond “Perhaps so,” BECAUSE WAR WITH RUSSIA WOULD BE THE WORST THING IMAGINABLE. It may be the logical outcome of all this NATO-expansion, rub-it-in-Russia’s-nose B.S. people throw around so willingly, but you’re not supposed to let anyone know that, Palin! Even John McCain — who would love nothing more than a full ground siege of fucking Moscow, it would be the culmination of years of wet dreams — would not have said “Perhaps so”; he’d have something like, “not war, but we must contain the Czar.” And there would be no follow-ups because John McCain is a War Hero and honorable.

So yeah, ouch. In Sarah Palin’s first basic interview, Charlie Gibson got her to talk up WAR WITH RUSSIA without even breaking a sweat. Practice practice practice, Sarah!

Charles Gibson Interviews Sarah Palin [ABC News]

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  1. “We cannot repeat the Cold War” Right, if we gonna go to war with the Ruskies, yup yup, it’s gotta be a full-on, no A.C. , cock to buttcheeks hot war.

  2. It really fucking pisses me off about how conservatards say “oh, Reagan won the Cold War”, like Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter were just jerking the Bear off for fifty years. Come on, Reagan was a diplomatic lightweight who didn’t know Russia from his own ass.

  3. I really don’t see much to criticize about her performance. I doubt we would have got much better from either McCain or Obama on the Russia question.

  4. Totally a fourth grade student answer: “If you’re in NATO you’re expected to protect other members when they are attacked.” What a sublime black and white world fourth grade was!


  5. [re=93303]UnindictedCo-conspirator[/re]: Uh, remember in her speech the speech writers had to spell it phonetically for her as “new-clear.”

    Ugh, won’t someone please save us from this twat.

  6. I do business with Russia, and the worst thing you can ever say to a Russian is “the US won the Cold War”. Half the reason we’re in this mess now is because W. keeps spouting off about that. Seriously.

    But what I’ve seen on this interview so far EPIC FAIL. Anyone who’s even read Wonkette once is more qualified to be VP than this twatwaffle.

  7. You missed this part:

    “It doesn’t have to lead to war and it doesn’t have to lead, as I said, to a Cold War, but economic sanctions, diplomatic pressure, again, counting on our allies to help us do that in this mission of keeping our eye on Russia and Putin and some of his desire to control and to control much more than smaller democratic countries.”

  8. “It doesn’t have to lead to war and it doesn’t have to lead, as I said, to a Cold War, but economic sanctions, diplomatic pressure, again, counting on our allies to help us do that in this mission of keeping our eye on Russia and Putin and some of his desire to control and to control much more than smaller democratic countries. ”

    Um, does she know what a cold war is?

  9. [re=93316]StrangelyBrown[/re]: The wingers have been living in a cave for the last 6 years, and have missed the whole “Russia has a whole shitload of money now!” story. She still thinks this is 1995 and Yeltsin is running the show and paying troops 1/2 bottle of vodka per week instead of money.

  10. No wonder she hates fetus poppin’-where else are they going to grow all of the soldiers for our massive land war in Eastern Europe? They might also have to let the gehz be in the army-I’m glad im old enough where I probably won’t get drafted for the great second battle of Leningrad.

  11. [re=93303]UnindictedCo-conspirator[/re]: I believe that was ‘new clear’. I like how she added talking points like “Russia, previously the Soviet Union” to make it seem like she knew what she was talking about. Shit, even 7th grade Civics students will roll their eyes when they hear that.

    And the dropping of the ‘Rose Revolution’ & the ‘Orange Revolution’, please, you know she thinks those are college football bowl games. I’d love it if Charlie actually asked ‘tell me more about the Rose Revolution; what were the countries involved & for what purpose was it carried out?’

    Oh well, I took Russian as my foreign language in college; my advisor said ‘Spanish classes are full & Russian only has 4 verb tenses.’ (dick). Looks like I may need it after all when I’m begging for my life & the life of my family. blahhh….

  12. It doesn’t have to lead to war and it doesn’t have to lead, as I said, to a Cold War, but economic sanctions, diplomatic pressure, again, counting on our allies to help us do that in this mission of keeping our eye on Russia and Putin and some of his desire to control and to control much more than smaller democratic countries.

    Oh, that’s rich. Which economic sanctions are you going to impose on Russia? I’m eager to hear the answer on this one.

  13. “And she fucked up?????”

    That’s not a fuck-up. For Repubs, that’s just more red meat.

    Besides, I refuse to believe that chicks who wear fur bikinis, made from the pelts of animals they personally slaughtered from black helicopters, are capable of fucking up. I love her because “she’s just like me.” [Except she wears bikinis, which look kinda dorky on tall, skinny guys like yours truly.] But I can’t wait to see what one looks like on shortspantsshorts.

  14. it is brutally obvious that she was coached to say two things on this issue:

    1) ukraine and georgia must be allowed in nato.

    2) we can’t repeat the cold war.

    once she got away from that, it was over. (and seriously, the rose revolution? does anyone believe she knew what the fuck that was two weeks ago?)

  15. In Palin’s favor. If we do invade Russia, it wouldn’t cost us much. They’ve got enough oil to pay for their own reconstruction. And we’d probably be greeted as liberators. It would be a cakewalk.

  16. We won the cold war “without a shot fired”?

    Hmm. Maybe someone should have briefed her on the cold war, which just meant that the US and USSR did not fight each other directly because it would have ended the world, but instead fought each other through puppets and proxies all over the world. There were, actually, quite a few shots fired.

    She should have asked McCain, who started it all when he stepped on a Romanov heir’s toes back in Crimea when he was working for the Kaiser.

  17. It’s as wonderful as I dreamed! Hope has returned. Today I drink in celebration not commiseration (like the last two weeks.)

    [re=93335]sweetits[/re]: The right-wing blogs are already freaking out and calling it a “hatchet job.”

  18. We are thankful that, under Reagan, we won the Cold War, without a shot fired, also.

    First off, THAT’S WHAT MADE IT A COLD WAR!!!!! Gah! If there had been shots fired, we would not longer call it a cold war, we’d call it “the war.” Or, rather, we’d call it nothing, because we’d be dead.

    Second, as pointed out by my colleague Gnaeus above, there were in fact numerous shots fired by proxies, most notably Vietnam, where her boss got drunk and crashed his plane into a lake and spent FIVE AND A HALF YEARS, ALAN!!! in prison.

  19. Was it just me or did she have the tell-tale RED BLOTCHY neck of the supremely nerved-out???

    And damn was she defensive — leaning forward the whole time with that TONE.

    Someone please save us.

  20. [re=93348]KevoTron[/re]: she will not be allowed to do another interview again. karl rove will dress in drag and attend the debate. or bristol will go into early labor and palin will have to cancel. you heard it here first!

  21. Jesus Christ. She spent a week with the fucking Bush foreign policy advisors and she didn’t learn about the Bush Doctrine.

    And she was quoting Abraham Lincoln? Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Hear that cock crowing Palin? Deny your god a couple more times…

  22. I saw the outtakes from the interview. They deleted the part where she said, “I suppose Obama would just as soon grab his ankles and let the Flaming Red Russky Pigs ram an ICBM up his balloon knot.”

    And I thought, “Why do they edit out the parts where she makes so much sense?”

  23. [re=93359]tunamelt[/re]: Maybe Charlie untucked one of his nuggets because he’s been reading that no one in the world thinks he’s a credible journalist anymore after the debate debacle.

  24. …I have a feeling that during the Vice Presidential debate Sarah Palin is going to be wired up like a DEA informant just to make sure she stays on topic.

  25. [re=93358]sweetits[/re]: [re=93359]tunamelt[/re]: Malkin just saw her precious White Knight (Klansmen?) blow it and she’s in meltdown mode over there. “Patronizing blah blah blah” It’s really quite funny.

    In one breath her commenters will condemn the “MSM sexism” and then say something about how “easy on the eyes she is” and lambaste Michelle Obama as ugly and off-putting. Oh the irony…

  26. it’s just straight talk, my friends. Bering Strait, that is (wokka wokka). someone whose name rhymes with Ballnuts! already said “there will be more wars”

  27. [re=93335]sweetits[/re]: I’m with you on the Bush doctrine thing. She’s sending her son off to war to fight for ‘it’. She’s been traveling the country presumably defending ‘it’. Too bad she has absolutely no clue what that ‘it’ is. Now let the razing of Vladivostok commence!

  28. OK, now I’m totally stupefied. I can’t think of anything more to add to what’s already been said here, except, “What the fuck, over?”, which is what we used to say on the radio on those crab boats in the Bering Sea when something completely didn’t make sense.

  29. [re=93303]UnindictedCo-conspirator[/re]: Yep. Life’s a bitch without the teleprompter telling you how to pronounce “nuclear” with phonetic spellling.

    [re=93314]sweetits[/re]: Seriously.
    Gibson: Do you know the Bush Doctrine.
    CB: Um, I know foreign policy! And Bushlike stuff!
    Gibson: Sigh. Fine. What do you think about invading Pakistan, well, just because?
    CB: Just dandy, Charlie!

    My favorite part:
    Gibson: So, other than being Governor of a state near Russia, what’s your foreign policy experience?
    CB: Energy, blah, blah, blah. Oil, blah, blah, blah.
    Gibson: Uh, you do know that there’s more to foreign policy than energy, don’t you?

  30. [re=93370]Norbert[/re]: And just imagine, all of that experience being toe-to-toe with the Russkies up in Alaska didn’t help her a bit. How is that possible?

  31. [re=93340]Serolf Divad[/re]: So true. Russia, previously the Soviet Union, (she is so proud to know that fact) has a long and storied history of treating its invaders like liberators–can’t wait for the battle of Putingrad. Should be a cakewalk like invading Iraq…

    Texan Bulldoggette: Whoever is briefing her on NATO, Ukraine, Georgia, etc. must be as stupid as a dead moose. In other words a typical neo-con. Half the people in the Ukraine speak Russian, consider themselves Russians and want the border redrawn to include them in Mother Russia. Bringing them into NATO would be as effective as signing up Yugoslavia right after the death of Tito.

    Any state carried by MaCain/Palin is clearly not ready to participate in free elections.

  32. Texan Bulldoggette: Whoever is briefing her on NATO, Ukraine, Georgia, etc. must be as stupid as a dead moose. In other words a typical neo-con.

    That person would be Randy Scheunemann, John McCain’s chief foreign policy advisor who is close personal friends with (and personal lobbyist to) the president of Georgia.

  33. I thought this quote was telling (when challenged on her lack of experience and the fact she’s never met a foreign head of state) :

    “we’ve got to remember what the desire is in this nation at this time. It is for no more politics as usual and somebody’s big, fat resume maybe that shows decades and decades in that Washington establishment, where, yes, they’ve had opportunities to meet heads of state…”

    Hmm who does that sound like?

  34. [re=93377]tunamelt[/re]: I never thought I would see the day that I a)respected Charlie Gibson or b) looked forward to his show. Can’t wait for part two! Maybe she will discuss how the “mexicans” are not part of god’s plan.

  35. [re=93381]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: They will be coughing up blood when (if) she is interviewed by someone just a bit tougher than Gibson. Which is almost anyone.

  36. satyricrash: It’s a little known fact that Reagan, indeed, did win the Cold War. Single handedly.

    Remember when Yeltsin was standing on that tank? Well, who do you think was driving that tank? Yes, it was the Gipper!

  37. [re=93388]donner_froh[/re]: Regarding “Any state carried by MaCain/Palin is clearly not ready to participate in free elections.”.. That’s Statist! We can’t tar everyone in a state with the same brush. I just think if that a) you voted for Bush last time round and b) you’re one of the 70-80% who now think he’s doing a bad job, you should do everyone else a favor and abstain from voting this time round.

  38. Palin: We can’t just let them invade Georgia.

    We can’t allow Sherman’s March to the Sea again! (I know, too esoteric for Barbie).

    I’m just sayin’.

  39. Dear Governor Dumbass

    1) Does Jeebus and his angels have a whole fleet of C-17s that can magically transport all those troops and equipment to Roosha (because USAF don’t)?
    2) Do you actually believe that pissant ABM test site will protect you from Putin’s missiles? A 90% failure rate isn’t something I can believe in (but it’s still better than prayer’s batting average.)
    3) Where will find these troops to invade Roosha with? I don’t see all that many here or there. In fact I don’t see them anywhere, unless you want to draft’em.
    4) How will you pay for this war? Unless you have a trillion dollars the Chinese don’t own, I’m thinking you can’t. Despite your belief in loaves and fishes miracle, it hasn’t worked so well on Wall St.
    5) Holy fucking shit, you’re stupid. That’s not a question, but a comment.


  40. You know, you’d think she’d be prepared to talk about Russia, what with standing toe-to-toe and staring down Putin on the bering strait for the last twenty months. Whodathunk.

  41. Ben Smith’s blog about this topic already has 335 comments on it. He usually has around 50 comments per post. Me thinks Mother Sarah may have opened up a can of worms on this. Why do I think Walnuts is going to have a press conference in the morning saying “silly woman didn’t mean what she said; we love Medvedev & Putin”?

  42. Wow, that settles it, if she’s ready, we’re ready. Laughable question, Charlie Gibson. Anyhow, here are a few comments on the first segment of the interview. She doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is . . . she said it was Bush’s world view. She won’t answer the question about crossing sovereign borders –I don’t think she understands international laws, or cares. She was pretty aggressive about the Russia thing. She was definitely nervous –she had hives on her neck. She pronounced nuclear *ahem* incorrectly. This woman is woefully out of her league. That’s all for now. She scares me a little.

  43. [re=93389]tunamelt[/re]: If you can see Southwestern Law from your apartment, why are you shooting so low? Secretary of Education? Pfft. You wan the Attorney General position! Secret documents! Untold powers!

    Somewhere, Obama, Biden and all the upper campaign staff are sitting around a television playing their favorite parts over and over, alternatively laughing their asses off and toasting each other.

  44. Sarah Palin logic: Alaska should be set free from the death-grip of their domineering US overlords, but South Ossetia and Abkhazia… not so much.

  45. You know what is really pathetic….she mentioned Reagan in the first sentence. Like if she said his name, that would settle any questions there might be on her qualifications.

    In any case, when we declare war on Russia (the former Soviet Union), Trek will probably be able to pick up several very sweet rims because those Russkies are loaded and love themselves some bling.

  46. [re=93381]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Quote from that site:

    “Sent: Thu 9/11/2008 6:52 PM
    To: Kathryn Lopez
    Subject: I love her feistiness

    I am not your typical Republican. Pro-life, gun owning lesbian with a partner and we are voting for McCain and we are doing because of Palin. We love her feistiness and understand what it means to have to take on stupid, ignorant comments about who we are.

    So we hope she stays on offense and never backs down.”

  47. Umm, I’m sorry, I don’t see what the big deal is. This debate, you see is about “issues” and this election is not about “issues” per se but the fact John McCain was a POW, Sarah Palin is white trash, Obama wants little kids to watch porn, and whether or not Mrs Palin is a pig. Besides, as we all know, when it comes to foreign policy, it’s always better to have as a policy “bomb, bomb, bomb” instead of a well-thought out nuanced response because one sounds kinda tough and macho and the other sounds whimpy, wish-washy, and like somebody who hates America.

  48. [re=93417]Speed Ball[/re]: It was in the bible–the anti-Christ would be the President of Europe (or maybe the Pope) and a bear would walk over the north pole and destroy America.

    Or something like that.

  49. [re=93433]InsidiousTuna[/re]: Seriously. What tunamelt said. Is that letter for real? To stay on the offense, Palin would have to have been there in that interview at least once. And they seem confused about who looked stupid and/or ignorant. Poor woman. I’ll pray for her, cuz that’s what good God-fearin’ patriots do. After I finish laughing.

  50. [re=93434]rocktonsammy[/re]: Don’t fall for it ladies, Palin wants to take away you strap-on,AND yer domestic partner status.

    When Palin says “Perhaps so” she means “Totally, what the hell, right?”

  51. [re=93355]echoroc[/re]: That was not “leaning forward”. That was a predatory crouch in which she fixed her wolf-gaze on Gibsons neck to subtly warn him she could open his throat with her bare fangs.

  52. It doesn’t have to lead to war… but, ya know–let’s see how it goes. In addition, I think her idea of what a Cold War is may not be on point. It requires a little more than shooting wolves from low-flying planes and drinking someone’s “milkshake.”

    Ha HA!!! Empty shells.

  53. I am not your typical Republican. Pro-life, gun owning lesbian with a partner and we are voting for McCain and we are doing because of Palin. We love her feistiness and understand what it means to have to take on stupid, ignorant comments about who we are.

    I’m pretty sure that was sent in by Jonah Goldberg, probably typing one-handed when he got to the lesbian part.

  54. [re=93437]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Don’t you realize…smart is bad. We don’t want people who seem “smart” because, that’s bad. “Just like Us” is good, because the president and vice president are people you’d want to run into down at the local dollar store or dog track. People who hang out with world leaders are too uppity for their own good, and therefore, not eligible to be president. Or especially, vice president.

  55. [re=93421]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]: Must be strange for the wingers who are either unemployed, about to be unemployed or worried sick about it to watch Hannity screech about how good the economy is.

  56. [re=93311]MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend[/re]: “twat,” thank you, MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend. I have come up with many words for the she-devil and you just gave me another. Thank you.

  57. “Perhaps so.” What kind of answer is that? Perhaps we will have to go to war against Russia??!! Said just like well perhaps I will have to take my dog for a walk out yonder so he can take a shit. And the polls are close or nearly so??!! Who the hell lives in this country with us??!! I am shaking with anger and fear that these two knuckle heads could actually get elected. And they are both clearly ape shit insane! Obama should be 60 points ahead in the polls right now. What is going on? Why is there not round the clock MSM coverage of this McCain/Palin cluster fuck? I swear that if they win I am moving my whole family to New Zealand. New Zealand is not very likely to be targeted for destruction in WWIII unless Putin really gets a shit-snit about the sheep. Man this is so un-fucking-believable.

  58. Over on Hardball, Chris Matthews is trying to figure out what in the hell happened with Palin saying that we can’t second-guess Isreal if they want to bomb Iran to their heart’s content. Hee, hee.

  59. [re=93447]donner_froh[/re]: I wish to God one guest would just stop and ask Sean how much he pays for his health care. Or ask him what his salary is. Or ask him when the last time he bought his own airfare was. (Or traveled on a non-chartered plane, for that matter.)

  60. [re=93440]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: Go to the corner. There are people supposedly sending emails to Kathryn Lopez objecting to the bar (of her knowing something about the world and foreign policy) being too high. For a VP candidate. If those emails aren’t made up, or from the snarkiest people on Earth, then, well, wow. Just wow.

  61. [re=93447]donner_froh[/re]: Thing is Mr. Donner Froh, these people will absolutely vote against their economic interests. Damn economists! Elitist educated jerks! To hell with them. They love Hannity and think he deserves his $10 million a year salary because he makes them feel good. It’s like they’re holding their guns. Hannity is their religion. To Hannity they cling.

  62. Dunno if anybody mentioned this above or not, but by far the BESTEST part was when she defended her intimate knowledge of Russia by saying that you can see it from Alaska. I had to use the 7-second Tivo rewind about a dozen times to confirm that’s in fact what I heard her say.

    Epic fail.

  63. [re=93452]Dave J.[/re]: I wish Alan Colmes would stand up and slap Hannity across his smirky face. But Hannity is his boss. The whole thing’s a sham.

  64. [re=93320]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: ah, yes, counting on our allies….with all of the respect they will accord a McAged presidency we can surely count on that. Respect. Yup.

  65. [re=93458]teebob2000[/re]: Yup, yup, you are not dreaming! I am glad they did not worry us with the fact that damn plane is gone now so it’s trickier making arrangements to fly out hours and hours to get to the place where you can see a hint of a shadow of a desolate eastern coast of Russia. No buzzkills allowed tonight–we sleep secure knowing Sarah’s within flight distance of having an eye on ’em! (Again, if she actually still had a plane. :-(

  66. [re=93456]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: There really is no underestimating the stupidity of some Americans, is there?

    [re=93458]teebob2000[/re]: After she claimed that her knowledge of energy and oil was totally enough of a basis for claiming expertise in foreign policy. The way in which Gibson asked her if she understood that there was more to foreign policy than energy was just priceless!

  67. So, does anyone else get the feeling that Cindy McCain is willing to sabotage DaNuts’ bid just to make Palin look bad? The Russia stuff sounds oddly like Cindy’s previous comment about Palin’s foreign policy experience deriving from Alaska being so close to a foreign country (forgetting that Canada is not really a colony)? Is she subverting Sarah because not one article is mentioning that she was once considered a hottie?

  68. [re=93457]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]: They may well–they certainly have in the past. Macomb County, mainly suburbs of Detroit (although Detroit isn’t really an “urb” anymore) was on of the original homes of the Reagan Democrats. Until a couple of elections ago they were represented in Congress by John Bonior who had his ticket punched by all the usual suspects–UAW, AFL-CIO, ADA, etc. County government is Democratic and they elect Dems to the state legislature.

    They will probably vote for McCain–not so much because they love Hannity but because they will vote for the white guy 100 times out of 100. Which is kind of the same thing.

  69. Question: Which interviewer gets the same demographics as Charles Gibson? I’m just wondering who McCain has to get an interview with so he can explain away Palin’s remarks.

  70. Ok, so this is perhaps the pettiest thing in the world, but “have showed us”? Maybe some of those books she tried to have banned were grammar-related.

  71. Isn’t that what being a part of NATO means? Isn’t it strategic alliance?
    If Russia attacks france, poland, or any other country in NATO,
    aren’t we SUPPOSED to defend them?

    Isn’t that the whole point? Otherwise, what is NATO for?
    Why isn’t she right? I don’t get it. Help me here.

  72. Isn’t that what being a part of NATO means? Isn’t it strategic alliance?
    If Russia attacks france, poland, or any other country in NATO,
    aren’t we SUPPOSED to defend them?

    Otherwise, what is NATO for? I thought that was the point.
    Why isn’t she right? I don’t get it. Help me here.

  73. [re=93437]Hooray For Anything[/re]: True dat. Americans don’t like things like “nuance” or “policy”. I think this interview will just prove how in touch she is with the average American. Like Dubya.

  74. Are you fucking kidding me? No one… not Obama, not McCain, not even W would be dumb enough to say “well, perhaps we might have to go to war with Russia” on television. No one except this dimwit, crackpot beverly snowbilly. Are you fucking kidding me?! You realize that a hot war with Russia could mean…. WOULD mean a land invasion of the United States of America, right? And guess where they would probably attack first… ha! Not to mention that Russia is one of the few countries in the world that has an analogue to the US’s ace in the hole, the real source of our military power and influence: ballistic missile submarines! The most powerful weapons in the history of warfare!

    Here I was worried that John McCain might be president. This lady’s a frickin lunatic!

    OMG… I need to go get drunk or high or something…

  75. [re=93444]Dave J.[/re]: So you want some Jonah Goldberg do you? How about this sentence by the Doughy Pantsload? I think he’s really done a marvelous job defending Her Nibs:

    Politically, I think she seemed a bit nervous and offered some phrasing that will cause the people who already hate her irrationally to irrationally hate her some more. Beyond that, she did herself little to no harm and came across as a real person put in an unreal situation which is pretty much the reality of things.

  76. [re=93535]regisgoat[/re]: I have rational hate, dammit! Completely rational hate! I like my leaders to know stuff. You know. More than just what their favorite color is or how to field dress a moose.

  77. Wonketeers can get plenty steamed, but if the Obamans don’t turn this into an ad pronto, they are really screwing things up. And I mean one of those slow-mo black and white deals with the bass/baritone announcer: “Sarah Palin is ready for war with Russia and doesn’t know why NATO exists…” then run clips of her saying “thanks but no thanks” over and over again. I’m sticking with my original tag line “Sarah Palin…right for Alaska, wrong for America”.

    [re=93535]regisgoat[/re]: Jonah Goldberg continues to prove he talks and thinks through his a**. Sad, no, tragic really.

  78. [re=93529]dieselm[/re]: You are kidding, right? Even Dubya isn’t stupid enough to say we would go to war with a country. Does the phrase “All options are on the table” ring any bells? Christ, even that kind of ham-handed diplomacy is preferable to Palin’s.

  79. Said Ms. Palin: “But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.”

    Well said…..if you’re a beauty queen contestant in South Carolina.

  80. She WANTS to go to war with Russia. Alaska would be the front line. She’s probably already promised the First Dude he’ll be Secretary of Defense (yup, yup) and can have all the nukuler weapons he wants for their garage. I gotta stop now, because I’m starting to fantasize the sex they have.

  81. “Two Russian long-range Tu-160 bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons have arrived in Venezuela. The visit by the Tu-160 bombers is a show of strength by newly-confident Russia at a time of tension with the United States after the war in Georgia and U.S. plans for a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe. The bombers arrived days after Russia and Venezuela said they would conduct joint naval exercises in the Caribbean later this year involving a nuclear-powered Russian battleship. The Russian military also held out the possibility of future flights to Cuba”

    Oh great! I was just calming down from the “Palin wants to fuck the bear” comment when I went and read the above. And I just now read that the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez just kicked out the U.S. ambassador and is recalling his ambassador from Washington. I’m online with Travelocity right now getting those tickets to New Zealand. I think I will go ahead and order that Russian language Rosetta Stone system from the back of the in-flight magazine too just in case.

  82. [re=93580]teebob2000[/re]: Well, here’s something, too. Barry just doesn’t feel my pain, in the immortal words of Bill the Clinton. His interview with Letterman was passable, but not inspiring. It doesn’t need to be soaring rhetoric, but it needs to sound like the real words of a real human being. He’s kind of a Black Gore. He just has a bit of a thing about him that makes him aloof. He may be the nicest guy in the world, understand everything about everything, but he’s got to REALLY adopt that HRC habit of drinking with strangers and feigning a good time. I know it’s trite, but you’ve got to get elected before you can change the world and right now, to get elected, people have to feel like you care about them. He needs to talk about his single mom, his runaway dad, overcoming adversity…

  83. [re=93592]Outstando[/re]: They’ll think the MSM was picking on her asking trick questions, when they ought to be centered on Bible studies. Maybe the old Ten Commandments question that stumped that bigot in GA.

  84. [re=93580]teebob2000[/re]: I knew he was black. But at least he is Christian. Although I understand that he was a Mohammedan for five and a half years about 35 years ago in Southeast Asia after he crashed a flying baby killer on a mission from God … or something.

  85. [re=93316]StrangelyBrown[/re]: Twatwaffle?!!! What an accurate and oddly elegant turn of phrase. Kinda just slips out of the old lipsticked lips, it does. You get this week’s prize for rechristening that pig, SB! Tell ’em what they’ve won, Jimmy.

  86. I love that she denied knowing and acting on behalf of God’s will. It makes me so much more comfortable thinking that Sarah Palin, not God, wants to dictate what medical decisions I can make. So let’s see, meth and unprotected sex? Okay. Reproductive health care? Not so much.

  87. [re=93668]spontaneousabortion[/re]: That denial about the “God’s Will” quote is gonna make a great commercial. The Fundies aren’t gonna like that kind of forgetfulness.

  88. PALIN: First off, we’re going to continue good relations with Saakashvili there. I was able to speak with him the other day and giving him my commitment, as John McCain’s running mate, that we will be committed to Georgia. And we’ve got to keep an eye on Russia.

    (They edited out the part where coffee came out Gibson’s nose.)

  89. Tell this Puta that tons of shots were fired during the cold war, and the reason we are in Afghanistan and had a 9/11 is from the dregs of the cold war.

    It was our arming the Mujahadeen (with their Holy Leader “Osama Bin Laden”) that helped defeat the Soviet Juggenaut. The CIA introduced the then participants of GUERILLA WARFARE to the notion of “HOLY WAR” – JIHAD on the atheist Soviets. That notion of Afghanistan being governed by Pig eaters were more than the ideologues could bare.. They fought and though Millions of Afghans died, were maimed and displaced, they were able to burn the Soviets resources.

    We abandoned Afghanistan because there was no oil or recources. The Afghans were a means to fuck up the Soviets. Bin Laden realized that he was used and had to make us pay..
    But Putin who was a KGB Agent, a hard working one, seems to never forgot it and to this day he is bent on serving us tea with Yitzak Rabine!

    Be very afraid that if this Village Idiot comes into power with her diarrhea mouth cunt gets into power, us females might as well spead our legs for Russian or Chinese Jizz!

  90. PALIN: First off, we’re going to continue good relations with Saakashvili there. I was able to speak with him the other day and giving him my commitment, as John McCain’s running mate, that we will be committed to Georgia. And we’ve got to keep an eye on Russia.


  91. Hate to break everyone’s buzz but there’s nothing on Drudge about it. Which means only those far-left liberal blogs will right about it and the MSM won’t notice because if it ain’t on Drudge, it’s not important.

  92. [re=93690]Slutty_Chola_Cobbler[/re]: “Be very afraid that if this Village Idiot comes into power with her diarrhea mouth cunt gets into power, us females might as well spead our legs for Russian or Chinese Jizz!”

    You took the words right out of my diarrhea mouth!

  93. [re=93680]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Oh yes it will, and I’m going to lovehate it. I can see it now . . .

    Ominous-sounding narrator: Sarah Palin states that she doesn’t know God’s will. So what makes her want to continue a senseless war in Iraq, consider starting a war with Russia (formerly the Soviet Union), fly around and shoot wolves, and control your ladydecisions? Well. She’s just that f*ing crazy.

  94. “GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

    PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

    GIBSON: The Bush — well, what do you — what do you interpret it to be?

    PALIN: His world view.

    GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.”

    what an idjit

  95. [re=93521]dieselm[/re]: WHAT!?! Son, get back to bed and stop playing around with my computer. Damnit! You just wait until your dad gets home!

    [re=93462]shoeho[/re]: Thank you, than you.

    [re=93374]Big Liver[/re]: Over.

    I stopped by a 7/11 today. All the tabloids had covers with a pic to Palin. Headlines: Lies, Sins, and Babies! I Love America. Just Like You!

  96. From NYTimes:

    “Mr. Gibson asked her what insight she had gained from living in such close proximity to Russia.

    “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska,” she said.”

    Sounds like Palin also has no idea what the word “INSIGHT” means. It has nothing to do with Russia being “in sight.”

  97. We can strap some bombs across Michael Phelp Speedo and he’ll swim across the Bearing Sea and surprie those commie bastards.

    Nobody, and I mean nobody, fucks with a hockey mom.

  98. She performed brilliantly: by not having a clue about the Bush doctrine, she and McAlzheimers can distance themselves from Bush, and she can dismiss Russkie war talk by saying she was just invoking Reagan’s “bombing begins in 20 minutes.” So, in one powder puff interview she disses Bush and cozies up to Reagan. Brilliant, I tell you, brilliant. No Rose Revolution colored glasses on that gal.

  99. The Rose Revolution brought Saakashvili to power in 2003; apparently the parliament waved roses at Eduard Shevardnadze until he fled, surrounded by bodyguards…) A cool Wikipedia fact: “A significant source of funding for the Rose Revolution was the network of foundations and NGOs associated with American billionaire financier George Soros.” I’m surprised Palin didn’t mention that.

    The idea that Palin’s answer was right – that NATO obligations would compel us, “perhaps,” to go to war, just like if Russia (the former Soviet Union) invaded France or Belgium – sort of misses the point. Georgia and Ukraine are not in NATO because they aren’t stable enough to be put in a position where they could drag us into a war.

    Anyhow, Bush and McCain have already shown those neobolshibullies. As Condi Rice said on August 13, “This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia can threaten its neighbors, occupy a capital, overthrow a government, and get away with it. Things have changed.”

    Haven’t they, though…

  100. [re=93690]Slutty_Chola_Cobbler[/re]: Frances “Baby” Houseman almost has to put out for some Russkie Soviet T-72 tank pilots in John Milius’s 1984 Cold War tour de force, Red Dawn.

    No one puts Baby in a corner!

  101. Please, heavenly father, let one of the remaining questions be this:

    “So, governor, why is it that you, DaNuts, Flipper Lieberman, and all the other crepuscular scum at the convention would have rather gargled with lye than say how proud you are to be in the same party as George W. ?”

  102. [re=93549]StrangelyBrown[/re]: NATO exists so there can be a largely European military alliance to ignore genocidal slaughter which happens in Europe–the former Yugoslavia, for example–and to piss off the Russians.

  103. Ha Ha The next vice president of the US is a fish because I know fish don’t blink, even when they are asked to be vice president. But wait, fish don’t have lips….How did I miss that?

  104. Like others above, the first thing that jumped out at me was the quote: “We won the Cold War without a shot fired!!” Really?

    So I guess the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the two Soviet invasions of Czechoslovakia, the proxy wars in Angola, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Yugoslavian implosion, the trillions spent of tanks and ICBMs and bombers and nuclear subs and the list goes on and on . . . these were all just a friendly game of junior hockey??

    What color is the sky in your fuckin’ world, you stupid sow??

  105. [re=93861]schvitzatura[/re]: I lived in the eighties…I saw Sting…you (sir/madam) are no Sting. But I bet Donald Fagan’s “New Frontier” video gets a lot of play this weekend…

  106. Do you think part 3 of the Palin Experience will cut to black at the end like the Sopranos finale? That would really leave the libtards guessing, it being so postmodern and all.

  107. [re=93917]Reefpilot[/re]: It might mean that we just started WW III with Russia, though, so I’m thinking I don’t like the surprise, open ending with this whacko.

  108. “But, Charlie, again, we’ve got to remember what the desire is in this nation at this time. It is for no more politics as usual and somebody’s big, fat resume maybe that shows decades and decades in that Washington establishment, where, yes, they’ve had opportunities to meet heads of state … these last couple of weeks … it has been overwhelming to me that confirmation of the message that Americans are getting sick and tired of that self-dealing and kind of that closed door, good old boy network that has been the Washington elite.”

    Uhmm Sarah… Fat resume….decades in Washington…Washington Elite… you do realize you are describing Walnuts right?

  109. too bad charlie gibson is too stupid to do his homework before asking questions about russia. if he’d asked something in the context of damage to the russian (and georgian) economics as a result of the dust up last month, it would have left snowbush speechless. he would have been using concepts that are not generally known in her world. or gibson’s, apparently.

  110. [re=93939]StrangelyBrown[/re]: Right you are–although the husband of a former Democratic Party presidential candidate has a street named after him in the capital of Kosova for ordering the USAF to drop many megatons of bombs. It was either A) in defense of the Kosovars who were being mercilessly massacred by the evil Serbs or B) in support of the evil Kosovo Liberation Army which was waging a terrorist campaign against peace-loving Serbia.

    Although it was done under the auspices of NATO this is how they feel about it in Kosova.

  111. “economic sanctions”? Like we just refuse to buy their oil. Maybe we even pay more to buy it from the Terrorusses. Maybe we don’t give a passport to Bristol-baby-daddy to go play hockey there.

    This twat’s knee-jerk reaction is to open em to invasion!

  112. Cool, I was up on my roof today, in my extreme NW corner of Washington State (I was putting the finishing touches, i.e. silicone caulking, on a skylight I installed in July and which leaked all August – yes, it rains here in August; quite a lot, sometimes. Which means I’ve got three buckets on my stairwell and my cats drink out of ’em and knock ’em over sometimes, which means my 8 year-old daughter cries because she got her socks wet coming down the stairs in the morning and has to find new socks before she goes to school. So i have to rummage through the mountain of “clean” laundry on the floor and help her find some socks, and I’ve got a headache, because I drank too much last night, again, because, well, I’m probably an alcoholic, which shouldn’t surprise you, being a typical Wonketteer and all).

    Anyhoo, I was looking north from my rooftop, and could clearly see Victoria, BC; which is Canada, which is a foreign country, which means foreign policy experience, which means I can be Vice President.

    (Well, a Republican Vice President, anyway.)

  113. Sarah Palin is a communist spy and the spawn of a secret nucular Soviet-China pinko pact back in the 60s. She was sent here in her infancy to dilute the gene pool and has been groomed to become Vice President to a terminally ill fascist. When he kicks off, she will then show her true colors (Red) and press the button that will raise the secretly (re-)constructed landbridge between the Russo-Asian landmass, which will then be overrun by mongrel mongol mongoloid hordes, who will then invade Canada through Alaska, taking over that country’s funny government, and as a NATO member itself, demand that Iran and China become the newest members of NATO. They will then kick the US out of NATO, and declare war on every dipshit fucktard in this country, after which we will be nuked by our former allies and shat upon by Mexicans. I see right through that bitch!

  114. [re=93321]Call me stormy[/re]: “Um, does she know what a cold war is?”

    I suppose so… She comes from Alaska. Sorry Call Me Stormy, I couldn’t resist that one.

    I can’t help thinking that Slim Pickins would be just loving this. “Now boys I reckon this is it…nuclear combat toe to toe with the Ruskies”

    WALNUTS!/Ms Moosefart ’08 – Surely, this just cannot happen. Surely…

  115. She’s in over her head! On the other hand I think she’ll learn to swim really fast. You all underestimate this woman and SHAME ON YOU! Who else ya got. Somebody else who’s at all honest? I think not.

    Barky’s out! Just ask Phil Berg.

    Who else you got?

  116. [re=93963]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: You’ve sold me. You are now our ambassador to the King of Canadia, where I think you can hire a trusty eskimo to dry your socks and worm your cats. As for myself, I have noisy El Salvadoran neighbors on both sides of my house, I also drink heavily and so does my wife (thinking about Sarah P’s lacquered fingernail on the button makes me go back for seconds), and I have learned important Spanish phrases like “Disculpe, quesiero dos Negro Modellos, por favor.” I’m seeing myself and the frau of course, in the embassy in San Salvador saying things like “Please pass the shrimp” and “I’ll have to talk to the state department about that.”* It’s got to be a step up.
    *thanx, Chevy Chase for this stolen joke.

  117. First of all, Gibson’s a boob and here’s proof. Any credible journalist could have SLAUGHTERED her on saying that her national security experience dealt with oil. Even I could twist that during the follow-up to ask if she just implied that the Iraq war was over oil. Gibson, however, just let it slide.

    Secondly, the GOP is now panicking and saying that the DEMOCRATS have been misogynist with all their one mention of the fact that Palin’s good-looking. I guess only Pat Buchanan’s allowed to ejaculate out his mouth about how hot she is.

    Oh, Jesus, why did I just type that? Now I’m going to projectile vomit. ‘Scuse me…

  118. It’s Official: McCain/Palin are the president from the movie “The Dead Zone”. (not the TV show. For you kiddies, check out the David Cronenberg movie from the 80’s).

  119. Yes, that’s what ‘member of NATO’ means. It’s a mutual defense thing, which is why Russia is so down on it. Also, Russia fears it’s also partly aggressive-by-passive-aggressive. To tell you the truth, I don’t blame them.

  120. “Without a shot fired”? Jesus fucking Christ. This woman is a moron! Ah, but the assertiveness with which she thrusts her ignorance out there must be what passes for leadership quality nowadays.

  121. [re=94152]Hamster[/re]: And next they will attack the CAUCUSES. The CAUCASUS. That’s not even a place, but the Soviet ideology isn’t a place either, so there you go.

  122. But peoples, she knows more about Russia than any of you noobs because Russia is so close to Alaska. God, stop ripping this woman, she’s obviously more qualified.

    dot. dot. dot.

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