Monday, September 8, 2008

Alaska's Proximity to Russia Becomes Foreign Policy Credential

1st\NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix

By Steve Benen and featuring Hilzoy\Washington Monthly

Fox News' Steve Doocy, with a straight face, insisted, "[T]he other thing about her, she does know about international relations because she is right up there in Alaska right next door to Russia." (This led Jon Stewart to call Doocy a "moron." [Video Below])

This morning [August 31, 2008], Cindy McCain made the exact same argument, telling George Stephanopoulos, in response to a question about national security experience, "[R]emember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It's not as if she doesn't understand what's at stake here."

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