My quick thoughts – Palin is ill prepared to address Foreign Policy. When asked key issues about war and allies, Palin consistently repeated the exact same phrases over and over again, showing that she does not have a nuanced grasp of international affairs and is only able to parrot what she has been told/taught. She has two months to learn about things as important as Israel and Georgia at a time that Putin is land grabbing and Georgians may have been attacking pro-Russian citizens?
Palin on Russia-Georgia, Israel, and the Middle East
My favorite quotes from this portion:
GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, 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, from an island in Alaska.
“What do you think of the Bush Doctrine?”
Sigh. “In what respect Charlie”
“The Bush Doctrine . . . Well, what do you, what do you interpret it to be?”
“His World View.”
Read my full review with notes and fact checking links here.