and then she confused the Korean Peninsula with florida

Sarah Palin Basically Declares War On ‘South Korea’

Gross AND dumbMama Sasquatch Sarah Palin made a special appearance on Glenn Beck’s famous radio program, “George Soros Is A Jew,” this morning, and good gravy, she talked about some heavy stuff! When asked by one of Beck’s radio lackeys how she would “handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea” after she becomes president, Sarah Palin went with the “obvious” answer: “Obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.” So basically Sarah Palin would throw diplomacy in the garbage can and immediately declare war on our “real allies,” the South Koreans, without even talking to them first. That’s a horrible way to treat an old friend.

CO-HOST: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea? […]

PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –

CO-HOST: South Korean.

PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.

Try to imagine how unimpressed Palin must have been by this radio co-host fellow, who apparently thinks there is some sort of big and important difference between “North” and “South” Korea. Eh, yeah, whatever, Sarah probably thought to herself, Chinese people are all the same. [ThinkProgress]

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  1. V572625694

    Start the bombing! Nukes over Seoul in 25 minutes!

    What? We have troops there? You mean, like, Americans? Oh, never mind.

    This should fill all the programming gaps on MSNBC for the next three days.

    1. Not_So_Much

      He's even begun bringing his youngest son, with the misshapen face, to public political events. Can she see his house from her's? (I mean, pre-Liberty Privacy Fence, of course.)

  2. Sue4466

    There goes the lamestream media again, with their gotcha questions on the difference between North and South like it really matters. They're both KOREA.

  3. lochnessmonster

    Just like the lame stream media to pick on old Sarah Mama Grizzly Bear Lipstick on a Pitbull Palin's mis-speak. And on Thanksgiving Eve for heavens sakes!

      1. V572625694

        Mmmm…kimchee and boiled pit bull. It's Gourmet Day on our Wonkett!

        Be sure to spit out the dog tags before you swallow!

  4. WarAndGee

    We went to war under false pretenses with the last Republican President.

    The only way we can out do that is to deliberately bomb the fuck out of the wrong country in the name of blinding white patriotism, you betcha.

    Palin / Yet to be Determined Undereducated Teabagger 2012

    1. Serolf_Divad

      Just imagine how frightening a Palin presidency could be:
      NATL SECURITY ADVISOR: President palin, there is touble on the Korean peninsula once again… artillery fire has been exchanged between the two Koreas.
      PRESIDENT PALIN [Cradling Trig]: Goldanged Kim Jon IL, goldanged South Koreans! Let the bords fly! Bomb those Godless South Koreans into the stone age!
      NATL. SECURITY ADVISOR: President Palin… er… surely you mean for us to bomb North Korea?
      PRESIDENT PALIN [flying in to a rage]: Who are you to question me? I say what I mean, and I mean what I say! We are bound by duty and treaty to bomb North korea.
      NATL SECURITY ADVISOR: Bomb North Korea, then? Good…
      PRESIDENT PALIN: Yes, bomb North Korea. I want to see Seoul in flames by 6:00 tonight!
      NATL SECURITY ADVISOR: Seul? But Seul is is South Korea.
      PRESIDENT PALIN: Yes, that's what i said! Bomb South Korea! Are you deaf or something? Bomb them, BOMB THEM NOW OR FIND ME SOMEONE WHO WILL! Oh Hell, why are we even wasting our time with half measures? Bomb the whole damned country north and south. That's teach Kim Jong Il a lesson!

  5. Veritas78

    I'm astonished that the Fox co-host spotted the error, and gobsmacked at the temerity to point it out. Someone's brushing up a résumé today!

  6. elviouslyqueer

    Eh, yeah, whatever, Sarah probably thought to herself, Chinese people them yellow, slanty-eyed Chinks are all the same.

    /fixed, for truthiness

    1. DoktorZoom

      Lemme try that again:

      "So, are you Chinese or Japanese"?

      "We Laotian."

      "The Ocean? What's that?"

      "From Laos, stupid! It’s a landlocked country in South East Asia between Vietnam and Thailand, population approximately 4.7 million!"


      "So, are you Chinese or Japanese?"

  7. DashboardBuddha

    In the Palin WHITEhouse

    [Sarah finishes pushing The Button] There…that will take care of those pesky South Koreans.

    Aide – Ummm…Madam president. The South Koreans are our allies

    Sarah – Whatever.

    1. sezme

      Aide: But…Madam president, the South Koreans are our allies!

      Sarah: [in a pitch-perfect Inspector Clouseau impression] … Not anymore!

  8. prommie

    Holy shit, so clueless she fucking tried to fake her way through it.

    "Which of our allies do we have to stand by? All of them, all of our allies, Katie."

    1. Sgt_Biyatch

      Clearly. It's embarrassing.
      I like how she tries to sound knowledgeable without saying anything substantive. Right before the refudiation, she says: "this speaks to a bigger picture that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy…" It's as if she studied hours of "Meet the Press" reruns but can't quite get the lingo down.

      1. TanzbodenKoenig

        Oh God. I would rather be waterboarded than forced to endure hours of Meet the Press reruns. David Gregory is a no talent ass clown and not even the Snowbilly Grifter herself deserves that kind of punishment

        1. WABishop

          I watch, but I don't feel proud of myself afterward. For instance, here is the sentence he began the show with Nov. 14:

          "President Obama on the way back from his 10-day trip to Asia, stopping a short time ago back on U.S. soil to refuel in Alaska. "

          The first verb I can find is "to refuel". ("Stopping" doesn't count, it's a participle.)

    2. Not_So_Much

      Slow down there, some of our allies are technically 'teh brownz', so we don't stand right by them…

    1. StillGoinGreen

      I think she is right. While siding with Communist North Korea, we should also be prudent about bombing the fuck out of South Korea – until we get our troops out of there, that is. Prudence is as prudence does.

  9. SorosBot

    Considering how little Sarah knows about the world outside Alaska, I'd like to ask her about her opinions on the recent war between Wakanda and Latveria and see if she falls for it.

      1. LetUsBray

        She clearly doesn't know what the fuck is going on (or who's fucking whom) inside her own damn family.

    1. horsedreamer_1

      Some Canadian radio comic did that to Bush in 2000, posing as French Prime Minister "Jacques Putine", & we know where that got us.

      Don't tempt fate, again.

  10. JadedDissonance

    I'm sure nobody has ever confused denizens of a communist-surrounded-half-city with donuts either.

  11. ManchuCandidate

    Kinda fits her very limited world view really. In her mind, North/Alaska = good pure while South/Rest of US America = sinful hurtful can't recognize brilliance when they see it poopyheads.

    Or it's because she is intrigued by the crazyass cult of personality/stupidity/avarice/insanity that the Krazy Kim Klan has carved out in NK and wants to subscribe to their newsletter.

    1. V572625694

      So Kim is the son of a previous national leader who came to office in questionable circumstances, and now seeks a meaningless war to solidify his nation behind him and prove to his daddy that he's a Real Man.

      Why does this sound so familiar? Was Kim a cheerleader at Pyongyang U?

  12. horsedreamer_1

    Seeing that picture, it seems more likely Tiger Woods's porn-star mistress Joslyn James should have been the lead in Who's Nailin' Palin?.

    There's also a little Peggy Hill, there. & Peggy's ensalada de palabras agrees with that assessment.

  13. HobbesEvilTwin

    Never mind the grifter's error, the first clue that the listeners were tuned into the wrong station for foreign policy expertise should have been that they were listening to Glen Beck.

    1. Ancient_Hackery

      Why is everyone Hatin' on poor ol Bible Spice.

      She be *improving*.

      During the campaign, way back, she didn't even KNOW there were two Koreas. Now she at least knows there are two of them, and they're not East/West Korea.

  14. Urban_Achiever

    "So….are ya Chinese, or are ya Japanese?"

    "We Laotian."

    "The Ocean? What's that?"

    "It's a land locked country in south east Asia."


    "So, are you Chinese or Japanese?"

  15. mereoblivion

    When he axed her Do we gotta retake Pork Chop Hill, she said First we gotta make sure Israel is OK with it.

  16. DahBoner

    Remember, Indian Casinos Uses Every Part Of The Dollar.

    Likewise, in North Korea, they use every part of the rat.

  17. jodyleek

    I personally believe that Sarah Palin is unable to do so because, uh, some . . . people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Korea and, uh, the North Korea, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over HERE in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Korea and should help the North Korea and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      Devopments … I like that. In the spirit of the Snowbilly, let's remove some other useless middle letters from words.

  18. EdFlintstone

    Sarah dont forget to go after the Japanese and Germans also too to the Brits. Nicole Wallace is having herself a good laugh right about now. Didn't they have to try and cram/tutor Palin on 20th century history during the campaign? Guess snowbilly couldn't transfer out of the course.

  19. Serolf_Divad

    Bound by treaty to support our North Korean allies, bound by prudence to support our South Korean allies: this classic Sophoclean conflct of values is the stuff of great tragedy (remember Antigone's insistence on burying her brother Polyneices in defiance of her king Creon's declaration that the rebel's body be left to rot on the battlefield?).

    Henestly, I'm so often quite amazed by Sarah Palin's subtle, erudite and nuanced take on world events. Classical scholarship never served an American political figure so well.

  20. Wilcoxyz

    Please, when Sarah is president, we'll decide who to go to war with by letting real merikuns call in to a teevee show. Suck it, haters.

  21. Sheesko

    All right, that does it! I'm asking Warren Buffet to buy a globe and a copy of the US State Department's Foreign Affairs Manual for everyone in this country who still knows how to read and can't access the online equivalents thereof. Now where'd I put his business card? Damn….

    1. slappypaddy

      no, if she does that, she'll end up digging around in the dumpster behind the building, looking for one of the countries she misplaced.

  22. chickensmack

    From the recording:

    "…and we're not having a lot of faith that the White House is gonna come out with a strong enough policy to, um, sanction what North Korea's gonna do…"

    For her, everything is "faith." It's her God, for fuck's sake. Pray all you want, Sarah, but keep rowing toward shore.

  23. JustPixelz

    A politician mis-speaks. Is that such a big fucking deal? Well it is if you're Obama. google "obama misquoted declaration" to see the dozens and dozens of sites harping on that incident.

    1. DoktorZoom

      But, but…it's happened TWICE!!!! that means he deliberately left it out, and therefore hates God. Despite ending all his speeches with God-talk and despite the other times the Kenyan Usurper has quoted the "endowed by their creator" part in full.

      I swear, sometimes the science of Obama-hating seems to involve interpreting signs and portents even more obscure than those needed to interpret the significance of who sat where in the old Soviet May Day parades.

  24. SayItWithWookies

    Sarah doesn't need to know which countries are our allies and which aren't. When she's president, she plans on just launching missiles at random and letting The LORD's steady hand guide them to their destinations. Then the archangel Michael will appear to her in a dream and tell her that we defeated whoever it was we attacked. And with a little muscle to keep the lamestream media from asking her gotcha questions like "Why did you just kill 50,000 Namibians without provocation?" it'll be the best presidency ever.

    1. chickensmack

      Vice President Jesus will lead a special session of Congress to enact the 28th Amendment: "Any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven."

      oh, and women: no fine print on that "men" deal. you're fucked.

    2. Radiotherapy

      I can't get this image of snow-mobiles racing around the White House out of my head — even though I'll be watching it on the CBC.

  25. mavenmaven

    Bad time to ask her about going to war, I think she's ready to nuke the whole world after Bristol came in third. THIRD!!!! WHERE IS THAT RED BUTTON!!! GOTCHA NOW!!!!

  26. HistoriCat

    For some reason I'm reminded of the scene from Bananas

    "Are we fighting for the government or the rebels?"
    "The CIA isn't taking any chances – half of us are fighting for the rebels, the other half for the government."

  27. GOPCrusher

    The ThinkProgress article was too kind by calling it a "gaffe". I honestly believe that Bible Spice could not point out the Korean Peninsula on a map, if you spotted her Asia.

  28. LakeLucilleLoon

    Anyone else picture her hitting herself in the head with her open palm exclaiming "Stupid Sarah, Stupid, Stupid Sarah"!

    1. Radiotherapy

      Nope, this psychopath is above humility and contrition. Has anyone ever seen her apologetic or conscience-stricken? It is one of the hallmarks of a narcissistic sociopath. In fact, I fully expect she'll turn this glaring ignorance into one of her victimization themes. One thing she is semi-adept at is turning lemons into lemonade — although at some point lemonade turns into piss,

  29. Mindblank

    If Palin is ever elected president of the United States, I shall enjoy the slapstick armageddon that will shortly follow.

  30. LionelHutzEsq

    So, Palin is trying to play both sides, so either way, she can claim to have supported the winner…..,


    She is just naturally drawn toward the fascistic, controlling dictator when given a choice.

    My bet is it is a little of both.

  31. metamarcisf

    Where I live, they broadcast the Beck radio show on a six hour delay. And yes, I admit, I listen to part of it each day on the way home. So I'm wondering if someone in the home office is going to try and "fuck" with the tape by editing the bit described above so as not to derail her presidential aspirations. I'm betting they leave it as is because, above all else, Mr. Beck is a man of integrity.

  32. Steverino247

    Dear Sarah,

    Considering that we're still paying disability compensation to veterans who were injured fighting in Korea, that we still have service members within range of North Korean artillery (and machete range in the case of the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom), that Korea is the one of the few examples of how the United Nations showed any real determination to stop aggression (outside the sternly worded letter), your remarks should highlight to all voting age citizens of the United States that you are too fucking stupid to breathe, let alone be President.



    1. x111e7thst

      Your disrespect of the next President of these United States has been duly noted and WILL be held against you.

      1. Steverino247

        I'd consider it a great honor to be the top name on that enemies list. I've got my pre-execution speech all worked out: "I ask you to accept my love of Mamma Grizzly and that I be shot while my mind is still clean."

  33. BarackMyWorld

    If you listen to the entire audio clip in the link, you realize that the verbal fuck-up is the most coherent part of her answer.

  34. rocktonsam

    In her defense, it was never proved which side shot down Henry Blake's plane.

    So her rage could go both ways.

  35. DemonicRage

    Confusing North and South only makes her more loveable. How many times have YOU forgotten where your car keys were, or mistakenly plugged your finger into the wall outlet instead of your I-pod recharger? We need a family like that inside the White House, instead of those arugula-eating, jets-off-to-Spain-for-a-vacation, Ivy-league educated snobs!

    1. slappypaddy

      she and her spawn could not be stupider if they tried. and they're not smart enough to try. it stifles my mind that there are supposedly tens of millions of persons who believe that that shallow, ignorant, quitting grifter should be president.

    2. Worthly Wokette Skum

      And how cute would it be when President Palin nukes the South by mistake. That would be positively impish.

  36. DoktorZoom

    When it comes to peninsulas, Sarah isn't very fond of the Korean one, because good patriotic diabetics should use the American kind, also.

  37. Sgt_Biyatch

    The trouble is, she was helped by the host, since he mentioned North Korea first. If he had asked, "what's your take on Kim Jong Il's recent attack on that fishing village in the Yellow Sea?", I imagine she'd respond very similarly to her, "in what sense, Charlie?" gem.

  38. chascates

    Any group of people who don't speak like us or look like us (white Anglo-Saxon Protestants) are clearly a threat to our well-being and economy. Since we can't kill them all, as we need some countries to make cheap products, someone should make a list of the undesirables.

    An 'Axis of Others', if you will.

  39. MaxNeanderthal

    Paris: "Well, I'm off to bed"
    Cassandra: "Sleep well"
    Paris: "Will I?"
    Cassandra: "No"

    Sorry, couldn't resist…………

  40. ttommyunger

    First Sweet Sarah declares war on the McCain Campaign, then common sense, then logical thought, then language skills and now South Fucking Korea? How many Wars can this woman fight? I AM impressed; but not in a good way.

  41. JackObin

    Sarah Palin is a complete idiot. Therefore, she will likely be preznit. I seriously doubt she knows the difference between north and south, let alone north and south Korea.

  42. SheriffRoscoe

    Sarah Palin is proving she's George W. Bush v.2.0. God fucking help us all, with the retards who will be voting for the next president.

  43. killbot

    Her mouth goes as fast as her brain again. This happens so many times, it's numbing. She could walk onto the sound-stage with both birds flipped into the air, and her followers wouldn't notice.

  44. killbot

    Her mouth going as fast as her brain again. Again. This doesn't make any sense. She could walk onto that studio, both birds flipped high into the air, and her followers wouldn't even notice.

  45. comrad_darkness

    Is Canada far enough away? I need to know before I get any sleep tonight.

    On the other hand, I bet Spice Grizzly can't find it on a map, so maybe hiding right under her nose, is the best bet. Sort of the Purloined Liberal notion.

  46. Wait..what?

    She had a reverse-Angle moment thinking that some of them Koreans "looked a little Latino, not asian" so bombing either (or both) side(s) is perfectly fine.

  47. mrpuma2u

    DANGIT wonkette I submitted this as a tip on the 24th while you fukkers were still detoxing/hair of the dogging and i get no mention?!?!?!? Ingrates.

  48. Negropolis

    Your four-colleges-in-four-years, half-term, beauty queen governor vs. the president of the United States? Yeah, Obama's really an "average citizen joe".

    I know you tea baggers believe and wish your drunkard next-door neighbors could run the country better than the public servants, but you're really on some of that other stuff trying to contrive a comparison between your beloved bimbo and our sitting president.

    Bitchy, bitter troll says what?

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