Palin: A Clear and Present Danger

Just when I thought "media-elite" Charlie Gibson would lob a few softballs at Sarah Palin and she would emerge unscathed, she opened her mouth and proved how woefully inadequate she is.

If you thought the war in Iraq was bad, hey, Palin would have us at war with Russia. The following is from a Washington Post transcript of the ABC interview:
Palin continued to take a hard line on national security issues when asked whether war with Russia could be necessary if Georgia were to join NATO and Russia crossed its borders again. Palin replied, "Perhaps so."
Palin swallowed the Bush administration's lie that Saddam Hussein had a hand in the 9/11 attacks. But unlike the rest of the thinking world, she still believes it.
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." The idea that the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein  helped al-Qaeda plan the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a view once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself. But it is widely agreed that militants allied with al-Qaeda have taken root in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion.
The Bush Doctrine states that the United States has the right to preemptively attack a hostile nation. Does Palin know what the Bush Doctrine is?  The answer is no. The following is from the Los Angeles Times
She also appeared stumped when Gibson asked whether she agreed with the Bush Doctrine, which holds that the United States can wage preemptive war against hostile nations. And Palin, whose critics see her as unqualified for the vice-presidency, said she was "thankful that, under Reagan, we won the Cold War." The Soviet Union collapsed three years after Ronald Reagan left the White House.
I\'m interested to see how this former beauty queen behaves when she is faced with real tough questions like these from another tough lady, Maureen Dowd
What kind of budget-cutter makes a show of getting rid of the state plane, then turns around and bills taxpayers for the travel of her husband and kids between Juneau and Wasilla and sticks the state with a per-diem tab to stay in her own home? Why was Sarah for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against the Bridge to Nowhere, and why was she for earmarks before she was against them? And doesn’t all this make her just as big a flip-flopper as John Kerry? What kind of fiscal conservative raises taxes and increases budgets in both her jobs  —  as mayor and as governor? When the phone rings at 3 a.m., will she call the Wasilla Assembly of God congregation and ask them to pray on a response, as she asked them to pray for a natural gas pipeline? Does she really think Adam, Eve, Satan and the dinosaurs mingled on the earth 5,000 years ago? Why put out a press release about her teenage daughter’s pregnancy and then spend the next few days attacking the press for covering that press release?
It looks like it's going to be a long road to election day for Sarah Palin. Any thinking voter would have to say, "Who is better prepared to be president, Palin or Biden?"