“Ma spea’ Nell Wor’ o’the Lo fo’ she com feely. Ga’inja spea’ Nell?”

Sarah Palin working with her speech coach

Sweet Jeebus in a moose costume:

COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: 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– it’s funny that a comment like that was– kind of made to– cari– I don’t know, you know? Reporters–


PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: 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 there in Russia–

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: 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 air space 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.

Per JuCo Toynbee:

Palin’s performance was in keeping with her style: A down-home straight-talker who doesn’t dodge a bullet.

I think Sarah Plain would find it infinitely easier to dodge a bullet than it would be for her to arrange a single thought and then magically transform it into a complete sentence that would allow her to slide through English 101 at  North Idaho College.

And it gets worse:

POLITICO: Do you think our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and our continued presence there is inflaming Islamic extremists?

A: I think our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to further security of our nation, again, because the mission is to take the fight over there. Do not let them come over here and attempt again what they accomplished here, and that was some destruction. terrible destruction on that day. But since September 11, Americans uniting and rebuilding and committing to never letting that happen again.

It’s quite possible that we have our first national candidate who speaks Nellish.

Watch and either weep or gape in horror.

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