Friday, November 26, 2010

Sarah Palin's Foreign Policy

On Nov. 25th, 2010 Sarah Palin stated on the Glen Beck radio show "Obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies" (1).

Palin has consistently demonstrated a lack of geopolitical understanding. The Idaho born Republican-Tea Party leader and Fox News Host entered college on a beauty pageant scholarship (2). Decades later, Palin received her passport at the age of 42 (3), and made her first international flight to Kuwait.

Before quitting as Governor of Alaska, in an interview with Alaska Business Monthly, Sarah stated she supported the Bush Administration in Iraq but admitted, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq" (4)

Demonstrating her understanding of international diplomay on a May 29th, 2010 Fox News show, Palin stated President Obama would be reelected if, "he played the war card. Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decided really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do" (5).

After BP's Deep Horizon oil rig, which was being maintained by Halliburton, killed 11 men and pumped 185 million gallons of oil (6) into the Gulf Coast in the worst oil spill in history, Sarah stated defiantly, 'I repeat the slogan 'drill here, drill now' (7). Later saying, "I want our country to be able to trust the oil industry."

Sarah Palin holds a Univ. of Idaho BA degree in Communications.

(2)Johnson, Kaylene (April 1, 2008). Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down. Epicenter Press. p. 80.

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