Cap’n, I don’t know how much more she can take!

It’s really time to weep for the woman. She’s simply not ready for prime time and not even good at faking it at this point. BEYOND PAINFUL. Sarah Palin on that whole Alaska/Russia foreign policy credentials thingy…(via Americablog)

The transcript:

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–

COURIC: Mock?

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.

OH. MY GOD. The stupid, it burns.

UPDATE: Oh no, there’s more to come tonight as CBS releases additional portions of the interview with Couric (via FDL) : Palin Warns Against Withdrawal In Iraq – Apparently Ignorant Of US Withdrawal Agreement With Iraq.

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