“That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land — boundary that we have with — Canada. It’s funny that a comment like that was kind of made to — cari — I don’t know, you know? Reporters ...”
“Mocked?” said Couric.
“Yeah, mocked,” said Ms. Palin. “I guess that’s the word. Yeah.”
Actually, I think the word that she was trying to say was caricature. It means to depict by exaggerating the person's unusual or distinctive qualities. I think The Great Palin's foreign policy experience is particularly unusual. Don't you agree? But I digress, asked to explain the geographic point, The Great Palin honored us by saying:
“Well, it certainly does, because our, our next-door neighbors are foreign countries, they're in the state that I am the executive of.”
And thus was born a Great Palin Proverb -- To see is to know. Whatever The Great Palin sees, she knows. But the doubting Couric continued and asked Our Great Palin if she had ever been involved in negotiations, for example, with her Russian neighbors. And The Great Palin responded to the doubting Couric:
“We have trade missions back and forth. We — we do — it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where — where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to — to our state.”
And so it came to pass that The Great Palin proclaimed that she would save us from the Evil Putin.
Did I say that her running mate is 72-years old?
All hail The Great Palin!