Friday, September 5, 2008

The best grasp of foreign affairs that Wikipedia can provide

During her 45 minute speech, Sarah Palin put us all at ease with her 15 seconds of knowledge about foreign affairs:

"With Russia wanting to control a vital pipeline in the Caucasus, and to divide and intimidate our European allies by using energy as a weapon, we cannot leave ourselves at the mercy of foreign suppliers. To confront the threat that Iran might seek to cut off nearly a fifth of world energy supplies ... or that terrorists might strike again at the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia ... or that Venezuela might shut off its oil deliveries ... we Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas."

She really has a handle on can just picture McCain advisers in a mad scramble to include some foreign policy sound bites into her speech. But the words didn't actually flow off her tongue. To prove the point, I'll turn once again to the master of political satire, Jon Stewart, who so accurately points out that it sounds like she's reading a Wikipedia entry.

Watch the clip at and enjoy! (The entire thing is priceless and worth watching; this snippet comes at 5:50 into the clip).


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