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September 22, 2008

Palin's Busy Day
Posted by Ilan Goldenberg

Sarah Palin has a very busy schedule set up for herself for tomorrow meeting with:  Henry Kissinger, Alvaro Uribe (Colombia), Hamid Karzai (Afghanistan), Jalal Talabani (Iraq), Asif Ali Zardari (Pakistan), Mikheil Saakashvili (Georgia).  Now that is quite a list, but a couple of points worth nothing. 

First of all, I'd appreciate it if the McCain campaign would stop with the playing down expectations and trying to protect Sarah Palin from Joe Biden in the debate.  You can't on the one hand be talking about how tough Joe Biden is going to be on her, and the next moment be sending her out on this schedule of meetings.  These aren't the leaders of Lesotho and Swaziland (Nothing against those countries and I've actually been to Lesotho.  Very nice).  But this is pretty much every single major crisis area we face right now (outside of Iran and North Korea since according to McCain we shouldn't talk to them at all).  What Palin says to some of these leaders will matter.  So, if she's not really ready to debate Biden she is surely not ready for these types of meetings. You can't have it both ways.

Second.  Palin has a pretty fiery op-ed in the NY Sun today going after Iran.  I wonder what Henry Kissinger will think of it and what he will tell her when he meets with her.  Considering he along with five other secretaries of state all agree that we should be directly engaging with Iran without conditions at the highest levels of government.


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What do you think the rouse is for getting these guys in the room with Palin? Are they putting a sign on a meeting room in the UN that says "FREE BEER!" or "Enjoy your diplomatic immunity! Hookers and Blow (not the band) Inside!"

You know what is really scary? Joe Biden is a heartbeat away from POTUS. A loose canon kept out of the media eye on the campiagn. The guy who lies about his wife being killed by a drunk driver. What a slime bucket-have to try to make political points with your dead wife. Joe Biden, a heartbeat away from a president with a black president-no thanks.


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